, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 207-213

Camel tuberculosis–a case report

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Abstract

An adult male dromedary bull was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis (Tb). The dromedary was severely emaciated and died 2 months after the onset of the disease. It exhibited typical Tb lesions in both lungs and lung lymph nodes. A guinea pig inoculated with lung tissue from the Tb camel died after 3 weeks from typical Tb. Mycobacteria were isolated from the dromedary's lung and lung lymph nodes and also from different organs of the guinea pig. The microorganism was identified as member of the antelope clade of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.