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Mycobacterium bovis, but also M. africanum present in raw milk of pastoral cattle in north-central Nigeria.

Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ibadan, P.O. Box 21452, U.I. Post Office, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Tropical Animal Health and Production (Impact Factor: 1.09). 03/2010; 42(6):1047-8. DOI: 10.1007/s11250-010-9533-2
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ABSTRACT Using deletion typing technique, five mycobacteria isolated from unpasteurised milk samples from cows in north-central Nigeria were characterized as Mycobacterium bovis (n = 4) and M. africanum (n = 1). This report emphasizes that transmission between the animal and human reservoir is a serious threat in Nigeria.

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