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Volume 27, Number 8—August 2021

Mycobacterium microti Infections in Free-Ranging Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)

Giovanni GhielmettiComments to Author , Anne M. Kupca, Matthias Hanczaruk, Ute Friedel, Hubert Weinberger, Sandra Revilla-Fernández, Erwin Hofer, Julia M. Riehm, Roger Stephan, and Walter Glawischnig
Author affiliations: Institute for Food Safety and Hygiene, Section of Veterinary Bacteriology, Vetsuisse Faculty University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (G. Ghielmetti, U. Friedel, R. Stephan); Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Oberschleissheim, Germany (A.M. Kupca, M. Hanczaruk, J.M. Riehm); Institute for Veterinary Disease Control, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Innsbruck and Mödling, Austria (H. Weinberger, S. Revilla-Fernández, E. Hofer, W. Glawischnig)

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Table 1

Overview of 3 cases of tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium microti in red deer, Austria and Germany

Case Age, y/sex Year isolated Main findings Country
1 9/M 2017 Severe pyogranulomatous pleuropneumonia, multifocal to coalescing granulomas on the epicardium Austria
2 1–3/M 2013 Moderate focal nonpurulent pneumonia Germany
3 >2/F 2013 Moderate purulent bronchitis and bronchiolitis, fibroblastic pleuritis, lungworms Germany

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