The spray had been on sale in 55 Walmart stores. It has since been removed. Photo: AFP
The spray had been on sale in 55 Walmart stores. It has since been removed. Photo: AFP

Death of two Americans by melioidosis – the ‘Vietnamese time bomb’ disease – linked to Indian aromatherapy spray sold in Walmart

  • Bacterium that causes the obscure disease melioidosis was found in the aromatherapy spray of one of the victims
  • Burkholderia pseudomallei, usually found in people working in South Asian paddy fields, is so powerful it is considered to have potential as a bioweapon

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The spray had been on sale in 55 Walmart stores. It has since been removed. Photo: AFP
The spray had been on sale in 55 Walmart stores. It has since been removed. Photo: AFP
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