USA has now classified Melioidosis as one of the most dangerous infection. (Source : Nature magazine, Oct 2012)
Melioidosis, caused by the environmental gram-negative bacillus Burkholderia pseudomallei, is classically characterized by pneumonia and multiple abscesses, with a mortality rate of up to 40%
For some of you may never heard of this disease, watch this video.
Luckily, this disease is preventable, as well as many other infectious diseases. This video shows three easy ways to stay away from it.