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Vet J. 2011 Jun;188(3):359-61. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2010.05.005. Epub 2010 Jun 8.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in grazing cattle in central Ethiopia.

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Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, PO Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. gobenachimdi2009@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

A preliminary study to characterise mycobacteria infecting tuberculous cattle from two different management systems in central Ethiopia was carried out. Approximately 27% of isolates from grazing cattle were Mycobacterium tuberculosis, while cattle in a more intensive-production system were exclusively infected with M. bovis. The practice of local farmers discharging chewed tobacco directly into the mouths of pastured cattle was identified as a potential route of human-to-cattle transmission of M. tuberculosis.

PMID:
20965132
PMCID:
PMC3103825
DOI:
10.1016/j.tvjl.2010.05.005
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