Mycobacterium bovis in a Free-Ranging Black Rhinoceros, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 2016

Abstract

In 2016, an emaciated black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) was found in Kruger National Park, South Africa. An interferon-γ response was detected against mycobacterial antigens, and lung tissue was positive for Mycobacterium bovis. This case highlights the risk that tuberculosis presents to rhinoceros in M. bovis-endemic areas.

DOI: 10.3201/eid2303.161622

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@inproceedings{Miller2017MycobacteriumBI, title={Mycobacterium bovis in a Free-Ranging Black Rhinoceros, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 2016}, author={Michele Ann Miller and Peter E. Buss and Paul D van Helden and Sven D.C. Parsons}, booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases}, year={2017} }