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Volume 12, Number 5—May 2006
Tuberculosis Special Section

Mycobacterium bovis Isolates from Tuberculous Lesions in Chadian Zebu Carcasses

Colette Diguimbaye-Djaibé*1, Markus Hilty†*1Comments to Author , Richard Ngandolo*, Hassane H. Mahamat*, Gaby E. Pfyffer, Franca Baggi§, Glyn Hewinson¶, Marcel Tanner†, Jakob Zinsstag†, and Esther Schelling†
Author affiliations: *Laboratoire de Recherches Vétérinaires et Zootechniques de Farcha, N'Djaména, Chad; †Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland; ‡Kantonsspital Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland; §National Centre for Mycobacteria, Zurich, Switzerland; ¶Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge, United Kingdom

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Specimens collected at the main slaughterhouse of N'Djaména, Chad, and specifications of the condemned carcasses

Organ/tissue n Condemnation
Entire Partial Arab Mbororo Male Female
Lymph nodes 116 17 99 67 49 8 108
Lungs 75 13 62 51 24 1 74
Lungs and lymph nodes 2 0 2 2 0 0 2
Liver 5 0 5 4 1 0 5
Miliary tuberculosis 1 0 1 0 1 0 1
Total 199 30 169 124 75 9 190

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1These authors contributed equally to this study.

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