n Journal of the South African Veterinary Association - The zoonotic importance of : transmission from human to monkey - : case report

Volume 69, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1019-9128
  • E-ISSN: 2224-9435


A case of zoonotic <I>Mycobacterium tuberculosis&lt;/I&gt; infection in a marmoset (<I>Callithrix jacchus</I>) is reported. Genomic typing of the relevant <I>M. tuberculosis&lt;/I&gt; isolates strongly suggests that the marmoset, which was kept as companion animal, acquired the disease from an infected member in the household who had been treated for pulmonary tuberculosis 8 years prior to this case.

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