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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Dispatch

Year: 2015

Authors: Fink, M; Schleicher, C; Gonano, M; Prodinger, WM; Pacciarini, M; Glawischnig, W; Ryser-Degiorgis, MP; Walzer, C; Stalder, GL; Lombardo, D; Schobesberger, H; Winter, P; B├╝ttner, M

Title: Red deer as maintenance host for bovine tuberculosis, Alpine region.

Source: Emerg Infect Dis. 2015; 21(3):464-467

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Schobesberger Hermann
Stalder Gabrielle
Walzer Christian
Winter Petra

Vetmed Research Units
Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Medicine
Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology
Institute of Food Safety, Food Technology and Veterinary Public Health, Unit of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology
Vice-Rectorate for Study Affairs

Project(s): Tuberculosis in alpine wildlife - monitoring diagnostics and potential control strategies of tuberculosis in wild animals in the alpine provinces of Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland

To estimate the prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in the Alpine region, we studied the epidemiology of Mycobacterium caprae in wildlife during the 2009-2012 hunting seasons. Free-ranging red deer (Cervus elaphus) were a maintenance host in a hot-spot area, mainly located in Austria.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Animals, Wild
Disease Reservoirs/microbiology*
Molecular Typing
Mycobacterium bovis*/classification
Mycobacterium bovis*/genetics
Tuberculosis, Bovine/epidemiology*
Tuberculosis, Bovine/transmission*

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