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  • Glanders


    Glanders is an infectious disease caused by gram negative bacteria Burkholderia mallei. It usually occurs by ingestion of contaminated food and water. The disease primarily affects horses, mules, donkeys and gets transmitted to other mammals such as dogs and cats.

  • Glanders


    Glanders occurs rarely in humans and gets transmitted from infected animals by direct contact with body fluids through abrasions or cuts and mucosal surfaces such as nose and eyes. Symptoms include chest pain, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, fever with chills, cough, pulmonary abscesses, nasal discharge and septicemia. Glanders is an illness that can be localized, pulmonary, septicemic and chronic.

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    Treatment and Statistics

    Glanders are treated mostly treated with antibiotics. Sulfadiazine is more effective in treating glanders both in animals and humans. Eventhough disease is well known so glanders is completely eradicated in Argentina by eliminating the infected animals.


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