Trends of Mycobacterium bovis Isolation and First-Line Anti-tuberculosis Drug Susceptibility Profile: A Fifteen-Year Laboratory-Based Surveillance
OPEN PLoS neglected tropical diseases | 1 Oct 2015
M Bobadilla-Del Valle, P Torres-González, ME Cervera-Hernández, A Martínez-Gamboa, B Crabtree-Ramirez, B Chávez-Mazari, N Ortiz-Conchi, L Rodríguez-Cruz, A Cervantes-Sánchez, T Gudiño-Enríquez, C Cinta-Severo, J Sifuentes-Osornio and A Ponce de León
Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes the majority of tuberculosis (TB) cases in humans; however, in developing countries, human TB caused by M. bovis may be frequent but undetected. Human TB caused by M. bovis is considered a zoonosis; transmission is mainly through consumption of unpasteurized dairy products, and it is less frequently attributed to animal-to-human or human-to-human contact. We describe the trends of M. bovis isolation from human samples and first-line drug susceptibility during a 15-year period in a referral laboratory located in a tertiary care hospital in Mexico City.
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