Molecular evidence for Mycobacterium bovis infection in wild Chilean hawk (Accipiter chilensis)

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Manuel Moroni Miguel Salgado Alejandro Albornoz Carlos Tejeda Mario Alvarado-Rybak

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The present study reports a case of tuberculosis in a juvenile Chilean hawk (Accipiter chilensis). Granulomas were identified in the liver, intestine and mesentery. Several of these granulomas contained acid-fast bacilli suggesting a mycobacterial infection through ingestion. Molecular diagnosis detected Mycobacterium bovis as etiological agent. Whether M. bovis infection in this Chilean hawk represents a risk for other wildlife, livestock or humans remains to be determined.

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MORONI, Manuel et al. Molecular evidence for Mycobacterium bovis infection in wild Chilean hawk (Accipiter chilensis). Austral Journal of Veterinary Sciences, [S.l.], v. 50, n. 2, p. 115-117, may 2018. ISSN 0719-8132. Disponible en: <http://revistas.uach.cl/index.php/australjvs/article/view/3007>. Fecha de acceso: 16 oct. 2018
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