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Diagnosis of mycobacteria in bovine milk: an overview

Overview of attention for article published in Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, January 2017
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Diagnosis of mycobacteria in bovine milk: an overview
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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, January 2017
DOI 10.1590/s1678-9946201759040
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Carmen Alicia Daza Bolaños, Carolina Lechinski de Paula, Simony Trevizan Guerra, Marília Masello Junqueira Franco, Márcio Garcia Ribeiro


Tuberculosis remains as the world's biggest threat. In 2014, human tuberculosis ranked as a major infectious disease by the first time, overcoming HIV death rates. Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic disease of global distribution that affects animals and can be transmitted to humans by the consumption of raw milk, representing a serious public health concern. Despite the efforts of different countries to control and eradicate bovine tuberculosis, the high negative economic impact on meat and milk production chains remains, given the decreased production efficiency (approximately 25%), the high number of condemned carcasses, and increased animal culling rates. This scenario has motivated the establishment of official programs based on regulations and diagnostic procedures. Although Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis are the major pathogenic species to humans and bovines, respectively, nontuberculous mycobacteria within the Mycobacterium genus have become increasingly important in recent decades due to human infections, including the ones that occur in immunocompetent people. Diagnosis of mycobacteria can be performed by microbiological culture from tissue samples (lymph nodes, lungs) and secretions (sputum, milk). In general, these pathogens demand special nutrient requirements for isolation/growth, and the use of selective and rich culture media. Indeed, within these genera, mycobacteria are classified as either fast- or slow-growth microorganisms. Regarding the latter ones, incubation times can vary from 45 to 90 days. Although microbiological culture is still considered the gold standard method for diagnosis, molecular approaches have been increasingly used. We describe here an overview of the diagnosis of Mycobacterium species in bovine milk.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 135 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 21 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 14%
Student > Master 19 14%
Researcher 12 9%
Other 8 6%
Other 22 16%
Unknown 34 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 32 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 4%
Other 21 16%
Unknown 38 28%

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