Pseudomonas pseudomallei

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Pseudomonas pseudomallei

[‚süd·ə‚mōn·əs ‚süd·ə′mal·ē·ī]
(microbiology)
A bacteria that is the causative agent of melioidosis, an endemic glanders-like disease of humans and animals that occurs most frequently in southeastern Asia and northern Australia.
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Similarly, Burkholderia pseudomallei, the causative agent of meliodosis, can be carried asymptomatically for extended periods before illness onset, posing a persistent exposure risk for persons working with imported nonhuman primates from regions to which meliodosis is endemic (7).
OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS) today announced positive results from an in vitro study assessing the efficacy of Restanza(TM) (cethromycin), its novel oral antibiotic, against 30 strains of Burkholderia pseudomallei, a serious, life-threatening bacterial pathogen.
Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates from the Western Hemisphere are difficult to differentiate from those from regions in which melioidosis is traditionally endemic.
In addition to its development in anthrax, Restanza is also being developed to combat other high priority bioterror agents such as Fransicella tularensis (tularemia), Yersinia pestis (plague) and Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis) under a two year, $3.
Burkholderia pseudomallei is a Tier 1 select agent and the cause of naturally acquired melioidosis in Southeast Asia, northern Australia, the Indian subcontinent, and areas of South America (1).
Burkholderia pseudomallei, a gram-negative bacterium, is the causative agent of melioidosis.
Melioidosis is caused by infection with the gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei.
The contract is funding NDA-enabling studies to evaluate cethromycin's efficacy in combating Category A and B bioterror agents such as Fransicella tularensis (tularemia), Yersinia pestis (plague) and Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis).
Culture (BacT/Alert PF; bioMerieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France) of blood taken on admission and aspirate of pus from a subcutaneous nodule grew white, oxidase-positive colonies of gram-negative rods, and the biochemical profile (API 20NE; bioMerieux) strongly suggested Burkholderia pseudomallei (1556575: B.
Under the five-year contract, Trius will develop novel drugs targeting bacterial DNA Gyrase and Topoisomerase IV, with the aim of optimizing these drugs for activity against relevant biodefense pathogens such as Yersinia pestis, Francisella tularensis, and Burkholderia pseudomallei.
Melioidosis is a serious infection caused by the gram-negative bacillus and biothreat organism, Burkholderia pseudomallei.
The contract, part of the agency's Transformational Medical Technologies Initiative (TMTI), will fund NDA-enabling studies evaluating cethromycin's efficacy in combating Category A and B bioterror agents such as Fransicella tularensis (tularemia), Yersinia pestis (plague) and Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis).