Sokoine University of Agriculture

Mycobacteria in terrestrial small mammals on cattle farms in Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Durnez, Lies
dc.contributor.author Katakweba, Abdul
dc.contributor.author Sadiki, Harrison
dc.contributor.author Katholi, Charles R.
dc.contributor.author Kazwala, Rudovick R.
dc.contributor.author Machang’u, Robert R.
dc.contributor.author Portaels, Franc¸oise
dc.contributor.author Leirs, Herwig
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-06T05:57:01Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-06T05:57:01Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1081
dc.description.abstract The control of bovine tuberculosis and atypicalmycobacterioses in cattle in developing countries is important but difficult because of the existence of wildlife reservoirs. In cattle farms in Tanzania, mycobacteria were detected in 7.3% of 645 small mammals and in cow’s milk. The cattle farms were divided into “reacting” and “nonreacting” farms, based on tuberculin tests, and more mycobacteria were present in insectivores collected in reacting farms as compared to nonreacting farms. More mycobacteria were also present in insectivores as compared to rodents. All mycobacteria detected by culture and PCR in the small mammals were atypical mycobacteria. Analysis of the presence of mycobacteria in relation to the reactor status of the cattle farms does not exclude transmission between smallmammals and cattle but indicates that transmission to cattle from another source of infection is more likely. However, because of the high prevalence of mycobacteria in some small mammal species, these infected animals can pose a risk to humans, especially in areas with a high HIV-prevalence as is the case in Tanzania en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAGE-Hindawi Access to Research en_US
dc.subject Mycobacteria en_US
dc.subject Cattle Farms en_US
dc.subject Bovine tuberculosis en_US
dc.subject Small mammals en_US
dc.title Mycobacteria in terrestrial small mammals on cattle farms in Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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