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rect answers) workers. Most correct answers about knowledge of human infection by the HPAI virus also came from urban/periurban respondents. Forty percent of respondents who would not eat AI-infected chicken cited religious prohibition to eating dead animals. Seven respondents did not believe AI exists at all and viewed the outbreak situation as a… (More)
Different methods for the detection of Mycobacterium avium ssp. avium (MAA) in naturally infected hens were compared. They included the conventional culture method (solid Herrold's and Stonebrink media and liquid Sula medium) and newly developed liquid culture systems, the manual mycobacteria growth indicator tube (M-MGIT) and the fully automated BACTEC… (More)
Hence, immunocompromised persons, children, and others involved in the breeding of exotic birds should avoid contact with birds with clinically suspected M. avium subsp. hominissuis. Acknowledgments We thank Eva Slezakova for technical assistance. We also thank Ludmila Faldik-ova and Neysan Donnelly for their critical grammatical corrections.