Emergence of Mycobacterium orygis-Associated Tuberculosis in Wild Ruminants, India

Megha Sharma, Karikalan Mathesh, Premanshu Dandapat, Asok Kumar Mariappan, Ravi Kumar, Soni Kumari, Vivek Kapur, Sushila Maan, Naresh Jindal, Nitish Bansal, Riyaz Kadiwar, Abhishek Kumar, Nitin Gupta, A. M. Pawde, A. K. Sharma

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Tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium orygis was detected in 2 spotted deer from a wildlife sanctuary in western India and an Indian bison from a national park in central India. Nationwide surveillance is urgently required to clarify the epidemiology of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex at the human-livestock-wildlife interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-663
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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