Tuberculosis in buffaloes (Syncerus caffer) in the Kruger National Park: spread of the disease to other species.

@article{Keet1996TuberculosisIB,
  title={Tuberculosis in buffaloes (Syncerus caffer) in the Kruger National Park: spread of the disease to other species.},
  author={Dewald F. Keet and Nicolaas P J Kriek and M L Penrith and Anita L Michel and H. F. Huchzermeyer},
  journal={The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research},
  year={1996},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={239-44}
}
Tuberculosis, caused by Mycobacterium bovis, was recently diagnosed in a cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), two lions (Panthera leo) and a chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) from the Kruger National Park (KNP). It is assumed that they contracted the disease directly or indirectly from tuberculous buffaloes in the park. Tuberculous granulomatous lesions in the lungs were extensive and constituted the predominant changes in all three animal species. These pulmonary lesions included tuberculous bronchiolitis… CONTINUE READING
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