Bovine tuberculosis due to the human strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Chanderashekaran, K.P. and Ramakrishnan, P. (1969) Bovine tuberculosis due to the human strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 16 (4). pp. 103-105.
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During the 9 year period 1960-68, 35 cases of tuberculosis were observed among 874 consecutive bovines autopsied, and this gives an incidence of 4%. Typing of the strain of organism was done in 11 cases. The human strain was found responsible for 8 cases and the bovine strain in the remaining instances. The human t)pe was found to cause extensive lesions in 6 cases and in the other 2, which were destroyed, the lesions were confined to the lymph nodes. The public health significance of isolation of human type of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in bovines, most of which were open cases, is discussed.
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