Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis between Farmers and Cattle in Central Ethiopia

  title={Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis between Farmers and Cattle in Central Ethiopia},
  author={G Ameni and Konjit Tadesse and Elena Hailu and Yohannes Deresse and Girmay Medhin and Abraham Aseffa and Glyn R Hewinson and Martin Vordermeier and Stefan Berg},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) complex could be possible between farmers and their cattle in Ethiopia. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A study was conducted in mixed type multi-purposes cattle raising region of Ethiopia on 287 households (146 households with case of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and 141 free of TB) and 287 herds consisting of 2,033 cattle belonging to these households to evaluate transmission of TB between cattle and farmers. Interview… CONTINUE READING
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