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Volume 21, Number 3—March 2015

Spillover of Mycobacterium bovis from Wildlife to Livestock, South 

Jolly MusokeComments to Author , Tiny Hlokwe, Tanguy Marcotty, Ben J.A. du Plessis, and Anita L. Michel
Author affiliations: University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa (J. Musoke, T. Hlokwe, T. Marcotty, A.L. Michel); Agricultural Research Council–Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Onderstepoort (T. Hlokwe); Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (T. Marcotty); Animal Health Services, Ehlanzeni South, South Africa (B.J.A. du Plessis)

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Table 2

CIDT results, whole-blood IFN-γ results, pathologic examination, and culture results of cattle tested for Mycobacterium bovis infection, Greater Kruger National Park Complex, South Africa, August 2012–February 2013*

Animal ID Bovine bias† CIDT IFN-γ assay Macropathology Culture
N1 8.2 Positive ND NVL M. bovis
A1 5.5 Positive Positive Multiple lesions in mediastinal and bronchial lymph nodes; single lung lesion M. bovis
J1 5.4 Positive Negative NA NA
K1 4.8 Positive Positive Multiple lesions in bronchial, lumbar and renal lymph nodes M. bovis
K1 calf ND ND ND Single lung lesion M. bovis
MI 3.8 Inconclusive Positive NVL M. bovis
OI 3.8 Inconclusive Negative NA NA
HI 3.5 Inconclusive Negative NA NA
AI 3.5 Inconclusive Negative NA NA
GI 3.1 Inconclusive Negative NA NA

*CIDT, comparative intradermal tuberculin test results; ID, identification; IFN-γ, interferon-γ; NA, not applicable (animals were not slaughtered); ND, not done because of poor sample quality; NVL, nonvisible lesions.
†Difference in skin thickness increase elicited by bovine and avian purified protein derivatives.

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