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; Büttner, M
Red deer as maintenance host for bovine tuberculosis, Alpine region.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2015; 21(3):464-467
Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:
Vetmed Research Units
Conservation Medicine,Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology
Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology
Unit of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology
Vice-Rector for Study Affairs
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.
Animals Animals, Wild Austria Cattle Deer/microbiology* Disease Reservoirs/microbiology* Female Geography Germany Italy Male Molecular Typing Mycobacterium bovis*/classification Mycobacterium bovis*/genetics Prevalence Switzerland Tuberculosis, Bovine/epidemiology* Tuberculosis, Bovine/transmission*