Some Aspects about the Bovine Tuberculosis

Ebrahim B. Ahmady


Tuberculosis is a contagious infectious disease, which is produced by different species of bacilli of the genus Mycobacterium. It has been characterized by the presence in different species of animals, including very important, its impact on the man who, in the same time he has chronic and has been affected in different organs or systems of species. The lesion has classically described the formation of tuber in different sizes; in general, the most affected organ is the respiratory apparatus and particularly the lungs. The existence of the disease is global and its impact on social and economic life is extremely important. Tuberculosis has taken its toll on most of the animals and humans.


Disease; Contagious Infectious; Bacilli; Mycobacterium; Species; Tubers

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