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Isolation of Mycobacterium bovis from human cases of cervical adenitis in Tanzania: A cause for concern?

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dc.contributor.author Kazwala, R. R.
dc.contributor.author Daborn, C. J.
dc.contributor.author Sharp, J. M.
dc.contributor.author Kambarage, D. M.
dc.contributor.author Jiwa, S. F. H.
dc.contributor.author Mbembati, N. A.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-24T08:12:04Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-24T08:12:04Z
dc.date.issued 2001-09-28
dc.identifier.uri https://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1700
dc.description The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2001, Vol. 5(1):87–91 en_US
dc.description.abstract Pastoralist communities in the Northern and Southern zones of Tanzania. DESIGN: Observational study. OBJECTIVES: To determine the involvement of Mycobacterium bovis in tuberculosis cases presenting at tuberculosis (TB) clinics in rural areas in these zones. METHODS: A total of 149 tuberculosis cases identified on the bases of clinical manifestation were sampled. Appropriate specimens were cultured on two Löweinstein Jensen slants with respectively glycerol and pyruvate added. Forty-one isolates were cultured and subjected to biochemical typing. RESULTS: Overall, 31 (70.5%) of the mycobacterialisolates recovered from all forms of tuberculosis were identified as M. tuberculosis, seven (16.0%) were identified as M. bovis, and six (13.6%) were other mycobacterial species. There was a significantly higher isolation rate (P 0.05) of M. bovis among strains recovered from extra-pulmonary (26.8%) than pulmonary tuberculosis samples (4.3%). CONCLUSION: Based on these findings, it is imperative that M. bovis be considered as a pathogen of concern to people living in rural areas of Tanzania. Further work is required to establish a zoonotic link between cattle and the people in these communities who rear them. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease en_US
dc.subject Mycobacterium bovis en_US
dc.subject Human en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Cervical adenitis en_US
dc.subject Pastoralist communities en_US
dc.title Isolation of Mycobacterium bovis from human cases of cervical adenitis in Tanzania: A cause for concern? en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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