Risk of Exposure

No naturally occurring cases of glanders have been reported in the United States since the 1940s.

However, there are sporadic reports of glanders from the following regions:

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • The Middle East
  • Central America
  • South America

In addition, those who care for affected animals or handle infected specimens may also face an increased risk. Such persons can include:

  • Veterinarians
  • Horse Caretakers
  • Laboratorians
  • Equine Butchers
  • Abattoir Workers

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