Mycobacterium bovis isolates from tuberculous lesions in Chadian zebu carcasses

Colette Diguimbaye-Djaibé, Markus Hilty*, Richard Ngandolo, Hassane H. Mahamat, Gaby E. Pfyffer, Franca Baggi, Glyn Hewinson, Marcel Tanner, Jakob Zinsstag, Esther Schelling

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This slaughterhouse study in Chad shows higher proportions of Mycobacterium bovis isolates among Mbororo than Arabe zebu cattle. Spoligotyping shows a homogenetic population structure for M. bovis and lack of spacer 30, as were found in neighboring Cameroon and Nigeria. This finding suggests transborder and ongoing transmission between cattle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-771
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01 May 2006


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