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1 December 2014 MYCOBACTERIUM PINNIPEDII TUBERCULOSIS IN A FREE-RANGING AUSTRALIAN FUR SEAL (ARCTOCEPHALUS PUSILLUS DORIFERUS) IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
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This report describes the first case in South Australia, Australia, of Mycobacterium pinnipedii tuberculosis in a free-ranging Australian fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus). Severe pyogranulomatous pleuropneumonia with intrahistocytic acid-fast beaded filamentous bacilli was seen on histology. M. pinnipedii was confirmed by full 24-loci mycobacterial interspersed repetitive-unit–variable-number tandem-repeat (MIRU-VNTR) typing. Spillover concerns for public health and cattle are discussed.

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Wayne S. J. Boardman, Lisa Shephard, Ivan Bastian, Maria Globan, Janet A. M. Fyfe, Debby V. Cousins, Aaron Machado, and Lucy Woolford "MYCOBACTERIUM PINNIPEDII TUBERCULOSIS IN A FREE-RANGING AUSTRALIAN FUR SEAL (ARCTOCEPHALUS PUSILLUS DORIFERUS) IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45(4), 970-972, (1 December 2014). https://doi.org/10.1638/2014-0054.1
Received: 12 March 2014; Published: 1 December 2014
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