Recovery of Mycobacterium bovis from soft fresh cheese originating in Mexico

N. Beth Harris, Janet Payeur, Doris Bravo, Ruben Osorio, Tod Stuber, David Farrell, Debra Paulson, Scarlett Treviso, Andrea Mikolon, Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz, Shannon Cernek-Hoskins, Robert Rast, Michele Ginsberg, Hailu Kinde

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Recent outbreaks of human tuberculosis in the United States caused by Mycobacterium bovis have implicated cheese originating in Mexico as a source of these infections. A total of 203 samples of cheese originating in Mexico were cultured, and M. bovis was recovered from one specimen. Therefore, M. bovis can be recovered from cheese and may be a source of human infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1025-1028
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology


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