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Mycobacteria
Mycobacterium microti detection in French wildlife
  1. Lorraine Michelet,
  2. Krystel de Cruz,
  3. Yohann Phalente,
  4. Claudine Karoui,
  5. Sylvie Hénault and
  6. María Laura Boschiroli
  1. Université Paris-Est, Laboratoire National de Référence de la Tuberculose, Unité de Zoonoses Bactériennes, Laboratoire de Santé Animale, ANSES, 94706 Maisons-Alfort CEDEX, France
  1. e-mail: maria-laura.boschiroli{at}anses.fr

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Mycobacterium microti is a member of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC), a group of major human and animal pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis. M microti was originally described as the cause of tuberculosis (TB) in wild rodents, but it can also infect other animal species and has even been described as a potential zoonotic agent (Cavanagh and others 2002, Panteix and others 2010).

A recent retrospective study reported 35 animal cases in France between 2002 and 2014 (Michelet …

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