Latest Slowly growing Mycobacteria Stories
By Jarzembowski, Jason A Young, Michael B * Context.-Nontuberculous mycobacteria include numerous acid- fast bacilli species, many of which have only recently been recognized as pathogenic.
Mycobacterium bovis is a slow-growing, aerobic bacterium and the causative agent of tuberculosis in cattle. Similar to M. tuberculosis, M. bovis can jump the species barrier and cause tuberculosis in humans. It is estimated that M. bovis was responsible for more losses among farm animals than all other diseases combined in the first half of the 20th century. Infection happens after bacterium is ingested. It is generally transmitted to humans via infected milk. Actual human infections are...
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