The following statements are true regarding melioidosis except:
A. It is caused by Burkholderia mallei
B. The agent is a gram negative aerobic bacteria
C. Bipolar staining of the aetiological agent is seen with methylene blue stain
D. The most common form of melioidosis is pulmonary infection
Correct answer : A. It is caused by Burkholderia mallei
Burkholderia mallei causes glanders – a disease of horses, mules and donkeys.
Burkholderia pseudomallei causes melioidosis.