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Austral journal of veterinary sciences

Print version ISSN 0719-8000On-line version ISSN 0719-8132


MORONI, Manuel et al. Molecular evidence for Mycobacterium bovis infection in wild Chilean hawk (Accipiter chilensis). Austral j. vet. sci. [online]. 2018, vol.50, n.2, pp.115-117. ISSN 0719-8000.

The present study reports a case of tuberculosis in a juvenile Chilean hawk ( Accipiter chilensis ). Granulomas were identified in the liver, intestine and mesentery. Several of these granulomas contained acid-fast bacilli suggesting a mycobacterial infection through ingestion. Molecular diagnosis detected Mycobacterium bovis as etiological agent. Whether M. bovis infection in this Chilean hawk represents a risk for other wildlife, livestock or humans remains to be determined.

Keywords : Chilean hawk; infection; Mycobacterium bovis; spillover.

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