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dc.contributor.authorNgotho, M.
dc.contributor.authorObanda, V.
dc.contributor.authorPoghon, J.
dc.contributor.authorYongo, M.
dc.contributor.authorMulei, I.
dc.contributor.authorWaititu, K.
dc.contributor.authorMakumi, J. N.
dc.contributor.authorGakuya, F.
dc.contributor.authorOmondi, P.
dc.contributor.authorSoriguer, R.C.
dc.contributor.authorAlasaad, S.
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-13T07:28:00Z
dc.date.available2013-12-13T07:28:00Z
dc.date.issued2013-07
dc.identifier.citationEpidemiol Infect. 2013 Jul;141(7):1476-80.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/7970
dc.descriptiondoi: 10.1017/S0950268813000022.en_US
dc.description.abstractTuberculosis is emerging/re-emerging in captive elephant populations, where it causes morbidity and deaths, although no case of TB in wild African elephants has been reported. In this paper we report the first case of fatal TB in an African elephant in the wild. The infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis was confirmed by post-mortem and histological examinations of a female sub-adult elephant aged >12 years that died in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya, while under treatment. This case is unique in that during its lifetime the elephant had contact with both humans and wild elephants. The source of the infection was unclear because the elephant could have acquired the infection in the orphanage or in the wild. However, our results show that wild elephants can maintain human TB in the wild and that the infection can be fatal.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEpidemiology and Infectionen_US
dc.subjectTuberculosis (TB)en_US
dc.titleFirst reported case of fatal tuberculosis in a wild African elephant with past human-wildlife contact.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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