Mixed Mycobacterium tuberculosis Lineage Infection in 2 Elephants, Nepal.

Authors:
Sarad Paudel
Sarad Paudel
Hokkaido University
Japan
Chie Nakajima
Chie Nakajima
Hokkaido University Research Center for Zoonosis Control
Japan
Susan K Mikota
Susan K Mikota
Loyola University Medical Center
United States
Kamal P Gairhe
Kamal P Gairhe
Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation
Kathmandu | Nepal
Bhagwan Maharjan
Bhagwan Maharjan
Hokkaido University Research Center for Zoonosis Control
Japan
Ajay Poudel
Ajay Poudel
Hokkaido University Research Center for Zoonosis Control
Japan
Mariko Sashika
Mariko Sashika
Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine
Japan

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):1031-1032

Tuberculosis in elephants is primarily caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We identified mixed M. tuberculosis lineage infection in 2 captive elephants in Nepal by using spoligotyping and large sequence polymorphism. One elephant was infected with Indo-Oceanic and East African-Indian (CAS-Delhi) lineages; the other was infected with Indo-Oceanic and East Asian (Beijing) lineages.

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May 2019
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