Bulkholderia mallei

Agent Name
Bulkholderia mallei
Major Category
Biological Agents
Infectious Agents
This highly communicable disease of horses, mules, and donkeys rarely infects humans. Occupational infections occur in workers exposed to infected animals or laboratory cultures. Only one case has been reported in the USA since 1944, and this was a worker in a biodefense laboratory.
Biomedical References

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent


Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: