Burkholderia mallei

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Burkholderia mallei

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