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Bovine TB
Mycobacterium bovis in an Egyptian mongoose
  1. A. C. Matos1,
  2. L. Figueira1,
  3. M. H. Martins1,
  4. M. Matos2,
  5. M. Morais2,
  6. A. P. Dias2 and
  7. A. C. Coelho3
  1. 1School of Agriculture, Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, 6001-909 Castelo Branco, Portugal
  2. 2Genetics and Biotechnology Department, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto-Douro, 5001-801 Vila Real, Portugal
  3. 3Department of Veterinary Sciences, School of Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences, Veterinary and Animal Science Center, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, 5001-801 Vila Real, Portugal
  1. E-mail: acmatos{at}ipcb.pt

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BOVINE TB is a chronic and contagious infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis and closely related members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) that has been reported in numerous wildlife species worldwide (de Lisle and others 2002, Delahay and others 2007).

In July 2011, a juvenile male Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) was found dead due to vehicular trauma in Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal, and submitted to the histopathology service of the Department of Animal Science at the Polytechnic Institute …

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