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Mycobacterium microti infection in a cow in France

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Mycobacterium microti is a member of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC), which also includes major human and animal pathogens such as M tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis. M microti was originally described as the cause of tuberculosis in wild rodents, but it can also infect several other animal species, including people, highlighting its zoonotic potential (Cavanagh and others 2002, Panteix and others 2010).

In 2015, we reported a case of M microti infection in a dairy goat in France, showing that this mycobacterium could be …

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