Mycobacterium microti Infection in Two Meerkats (Suricata suricatta)

CJ Palgrave, L Benato, K Eatwell, IF Laurenson, NH Smith

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Mycobacterium microti is a member of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC). M. microti is generally considered a pathogen of small rodents, although sporadic infections in a range of other mammals, including domestic animals and man, have been reported. While many human infections have been associated with immunosuppression, an increasing number of cases are being reported in immunocompetent patients. Two cases of M. microti infection in meerkats (Suricata suricatta) are reported. These are the first cases of mycobacterial disease to be described in meerkats outside Africa.
Translated title of the contributionMycobacterium microti Infection in Two Meerkats (Suricata suricatta)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278 - 282
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Comparative Pathology
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

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Publisher: Elsevier


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