Agent Name

Bulkholderia mallei

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Infectious Agents

Comments

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.

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: