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Free Content Prevalence of Mycobacterium bovis in human pulmonary and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis in Madagascar

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The prevalence of human tuberculosis (TB) due to Mycobacterium bovis was determined in Madagascar in 1994–1995. A prevalence of M. bovis of 1.25% was observed among sputum smear-positive patients and 1.3% among extra-pulmonary TB patients. This study was conducted in urban areas and will be extended to rural zones, where the majority of the population lives.

Keywords: Madagascar; Mycobacterium bovis; human tuberculosis

Document Type: Short Communication

Affiliations: 1: Institut Pasteur, Antananarivo, Madagascar 2: Programme National de Lutte Anti-Tuberculeuse, Ministère de la Santé, Madagascar 3: Centre National de Référence des Mycobactéries, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Publication date: July 1, 1999

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