We report the first case of pulmonary tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium bovis subsp, caprae in a captive Siberian tiger, an endangered feline. The pathogen was isolated from a tracheal aspirate obtained by bronchoscopy. This procedure provided a reliable in vivo diagnostic method in conjunction with conventional and molecular tests for the detection of mycobacteria.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases