Tuberculosis as a zoonosis from a veterinary perspective.

@article{Une2007TuberculosisAA,
  title={Tuberculosis as a zoonosis from a veterinary perspective.},
  author={Yumi Une and Tooru Mori},
  journal={Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 5-6},
  pages={415-25}
}
Tuberculosis is an important disease among many zoonoses, because both Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis, which are the major causes of tuberculosis, are highly pathogenic, infect many animal species and thus are likely to be the source of infection in humans. In particular, monkeys are highly susceptible to these bacteria and are important spreaders. Recently, two outbreaks of M. tuberculosis occurred in four different kinds of monkeys and humans were also infected with the… CONTINUE READING

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