Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection among Asian Elephants in Captivity


Although awareness of tuberculosis among captive elephants is increasing, antituberculosis therapy for these animals is not standardized. We describe Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission between captive elephants based on whole genome analysis and report a successful combination treatment. Infection control protocols and careful monitoring of treatment… (More)
DOI: 10.3201/eid2303.160726


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@inproceedings{Simpson2017MycobacteriumTI, title={Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection among Asian Elephants in Captivity}, author={Gary Simpson and Ralph Zimmerman and Elena Shashkina and Liang Chen and Michael D. Richard and Carol M. Bradford and Gwen A. Dragoo and Rhonda L. Saiers and Charles Arthur Peloquin and Charles L. Daley and Paul J. Planet and Apurva Narachenia and Barun Mathema and Barry Kreiswirth}, booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases}, year={2017} }