Infection in rhesus (Macaca mulatta) and squirrel (Saimiri sciureus) monkeys due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis phage type B. Outbreak in a primate colony

C. G. Mayhall, V. A. Lamb, P. H. Coleman

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Thirteen rhesus and five squirrel monkeys developed tuberculosis during an outbreak in a university nonhuman primate colony. Thirty-one people were exposed to the tuberculous animals, and one had tuberculin test conversion. Tuberculosis appeared to be spread between rooms by transfer of infected animals, and within rooms by the airbone route.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-311
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Medical Primatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981


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  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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