Walmart recalls aromatherapy spray containing disease-causing bacteria

An aromatherapy spray has been recalled from 55 Walmart stores and CDC investigators are working to track how it was contaminated

Melioidosis is a rare tropical disease caused by exposure to water or soil containing the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. Barely a dozen cases are diagnosed in the United States every year, and they are often found in people returning from traveling around Southeast Asia or northern Australia.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Tags: CDC, Bacteria, Infections, neglected tropical disease, Walmart

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