Glanders (Burkholderia mallei)

Glanders, an infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia mallei, primarily affects horses, although it is occasionally found in donkeys, mules, 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.

  • Glanders Fact Sheet
    Fact sheets covering the basic questions: How can you get glanders? How is it treated? Can it be prevented?

  • Glanders (Burkholderia mallei)
    CDC fact sheet covering the basics of glanders, including who tends to get it, how it is spread, diagnosis, and treatment. Attention: Non-MDH link


Updated Tuesday, 16-Nov-2010 12:22:03 CST