Traditional testing methods have limited epidemiologic studies of tuberculosis among free-living primates. PCR amplifcation of insertion element IS6110 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from fecal samples was evaluated as a noninvasive screening test for tuberculosis in primates. Active tuberculosis was detected among inoculated macaques and naturally exposed chimpanzees, demonstrating the utility of this test.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Emerging infectious diseases|
|State||Published - 2015|
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