Mycobacterium bovis, but also M. africanum present in raw milk of pastoral cattle in north-central Nigeria
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.
KeywordsMycobacterium bovis Pasteurization Zoonosis Milk Nigeria
Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex
N-acetyl-L-cysteine Sodium hydroxide
National Population Commission
Regions of difference
The authors are immensely grateful to Dr. Kehinde Adesokan and Dr. Charity Agada for technical assistance. We are also grateful to Dr Femi Faleke for his support at the inception of the study.
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