Burkholderia mallei

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Burkholderia mallei

a bacterial species infectious to horses and donkeys, causing glanders and farcy.
Synonym(s): Pseudomonas mallei

Burkholderia mallei

a nonmotile species that causes glanders. It is primarily a disease of horses, mules, and donkeys but may also infect humans and other animals. It is a potential agent for bioterrorism.

Burkholderia mallei

A gram-negative bacterium which causes glanders in horses, donkeys and mules; it is not part of normal human flora.

Clinical findings
Human disease is rare, and follows exposure of mucocutaneous surfaces (eyes, mouth, nose) or skin cuts to infected animals, resulting in fever, skin abscesses, pneumonia and septicaemia, which, if untreated, is often fatal.

Burk·hol·der·i·a mal·le·i

(bŭrk-hol-der'ē-ă mal'ē-ī)
A bacterial species infectious to horses and donkeys, causing glanders and farcy.
Synonym(s): Pseudomonas mallei.

Burkholderia

a genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria.

Burkholderia mallei
the causative agent of glanders, a disease of horses that is communicable to humans. Previously called Pseudomonas mallei.
Burkholderia pseudomallei
the causative agent of melioidosis, a disease of rodents occasionally transmitted to all domestic animal species and humans. Formerly called Pseudomonas pseudomallei.