Tuberculosis in Antelopes in a Zoo in Poland - Problem of Public Health
Monika Krajewska, Michał Załuski, Anna Zabost, Blanka Orłowska, Ewa Augustynowicz-Kopeć, Krzysztof Anusz, Marek Lipiec, Marcin Weiner, Krzysztof Szulowski Pol J Microbiol 2015; 64 (4): ICID: 1185242 Article type: Short communication IC™ Value: 6.00
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Bovine tuberculosis is an infectious disease that occurs in many species of both domestic and wild animals, as well as those held in captivity. The etiological factor is the acid resistant bacillus (Mycobacterium bovis or Mycobacterium caprae), which is characterized by the major pathogenicity among mycobacteria belonging to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. The material from 8 antelopes from the zoo, suspected for tuberculosis were examined, and M. bovis strains were isolated from 6 of them. The spoligotyping method showing spoligo pattern 676763777777600. In Poland, this spoligotype has not been observed so far.