Burkholderia pseudomallei: Dose Response Models

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The bacterium Bukholderia pseudomallei (B. pseudomallei) is a gram negative bacterium and is present in numerous tropical regions such as Central and South America and Southeast Asia causes Melioidosis, typically infects horses, mules and donkeys but can also present a potentially life threatening disease in humans as well. Burkholderia mallei (B. mallei) is a close relative of B. pseudomallei both of which have been categorized as a B level bioterror agent by the CDC. No dose response models are currently available for B. mallei.