Pulmonary infection due to the dassie bacillus (Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex sp.) in a free-living dassie (rock hyrax-Procavia capensis) from South Africa.

Abstract

We report a case of extensive necrogranulomatous pneumonia due to infection with the dassie bacillus (Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex sp.) in a free-living pregnant adult female dassie (rock hyrax-Procavia capensis). A juvenile female dassie from the same colony also showed a focal lesion in the lungs suggestive of mycobacterial pneumonia. Our findings… (More)

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