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Title: Tuberculosis in mandrills at the Lisbon zoo
Authors: Amado, Alice
Albuquerque, Teresa
Duarte, Elsa
Gonçalves, António
Botelho, Ana
Fernandes, Teresa
Bernardino, Rui
Lapão, Narciso
Keywords: Tuberculosis
Issue Date: 7-Apr-2010
Abstract: We would like to report two tuberculosis cases in a group of 10 mandrill baboons (Mandrillus sphinx) at the Lisbon zoo. In early 2006, a 16-year-old female, brought in from France in 1998, started to show signs of apathy, coughing and weight loss. Identical clinical signs were observed shortly after, in its threeyear-old daughter.Tuberculosis in zoo animals is uncommon in Portugal. This case reinforces the need for continuous veterinary surveillance of zoo animals as they could act as reservoirs for human pathogens.
Type: article
Appears in Collections:MVT - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica
MED - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica

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