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J S Afr Vet Assoc. 1998 Jun;69(2):64-5.

The zoonotic importance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: transmission from human to monkey.

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Tuberculosis Laboratory, Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, South Africa.

Abstract

A case of zoonotic Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in a marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) is reported. Genomic typing of the relevant M. tuberculosis isolates strongly suggests that the marmoset, which was kept as companion animal, acquired the disease from an infected member in the household who had been treated for pulmonary tuberculosis 8 years prior to this case.

PMID:
9760401
DOI:
10.4102/jsava.v69i2.819
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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