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Co-infection of brucellosis and tuberculosis in slaughtered cattle in Ibadan, Nigeria: a case report

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Author(s): Simeon I.B. Cadmus | Hezekiah K. Adesokan | Judy A. Stack

Journal: Veterinaria Italiana
ISSN 0505-401X

Volume: 44;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 557;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Brucellosis | Cattle | Co-infection | Nigeria | Tuberculosis | Zoonosis

ABSTRACT
The authors present a case report on co-infection of brucellosis and tuberculosis in cattle slaughtered at the Bodija abattoir in Ibadan, Nigeria. Out of 32 animals that were seropositive for brucellosis using the Rose Bengal test, indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and competitive ELISA, six were also demonstrated as being infected with tuberculosis through mycobacterial culture. This is the first report of co-infection of brucellosis and tuberculosis in cattle slaughtered in Nigeria. There is a need for further studies to investigate this occurrence.

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