Novel Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Pathogen, M. mungi
Published Date:Aug 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(8):1296-1299.
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Tuberculosis And Other Mycobacteria
Description:Seven outbreaks involving increasing numbers of banded mongoose troops and high death rates have been documented. We identified a Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex pathogen, M. mungi sp. nov., as the causative agent among banded mongooses that live near humans in Chobe District, Botswana. Host spectrum and transmission dynamics remain unknown.
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