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Glanders: Introduction

Glanders: Glanders is an infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia mallei. Glanders is primarily a disease ... more about Glanders.

Glanders: An infectious disease caused by a bacterium (Burkholderia mallei). It is usually a disease that affects horses and mules but can also infect other animals and humans. Human infection usually occurs in laboratory settings or in those with prolonged contact with infected animals. Symptoms are determined by whether infection occurs through the skin or via the lungs or blood stream. Bloodstream infections are the most severe and usually result in death within weeks. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Glanders is available below.

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Article Excerpts about Glanders

Glanders is an infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia mallei. Glanders is primarily a disease affecting horses, but it also affects donkeys and mules and can be naturally contracted by goats, dogs, and cats. Human infection, although not seen in the United States since 1945, has occurred rarely and sporadically among laboratory workers and those in direct and prolonged contact with infected, domestic animals. (Source: excerpt from Glanders General: DBMD)

Definitions of Glanders:

A contagious disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans. It is caused by BURKHOLDERIA MALLEI and characterized by ulceration of the respiratory mucosa and an eruption of nodules on the skin. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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