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RAMOS, Joelson Marcolino et al. Isolation and identification of Mycobacterium bovis in milk from cows in northeastern Brazil. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2016, vol.46, n.12, pp.2166-2169. ISSN 1678-4596.

Milk samples from 16 cows that tested positive on the tuberculin test in the state of Paraíba, northeastern Brazil, were used for mycobacteria isolation and identification. Mycobacteria were isolated from five (31.25%) of the 16 milk samples; three samples were classified as M. bovis, and two as belonging to the Mycobacterium genus. This is probably the first study of isolation and identification of M. bovis in milk from cows in Northeastern Brazil, which suggests that humans are at risk of contamination by ingestion.

Keywords : Mycobacterium bovis; isolation; milk; PCR; cattle.

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