Team studies immune response of Asian elephants infected with a human disease

15 julio 2014

Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the organism that causes tuberculosis in humans, also afflicts Asian — and occasionally other — elephants. Diagnosing and treating elephants with TB is a challenge, however, as little is known about how their immune systems respond to the infection. A new study begins to address this knowledge gap, and offers new tools for detecting and monitoring TB in captive elephants.
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