Microbiology – MCQ 47 – Melioidosis

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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.

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