Molecular analysis methods in epidemiological investigations of animal tuberculosis in European bison

Authors

  • Monika Krajewska Department of Microbiology, State Veterinary Institute - National Research Institute in Puławy
  • Monika Kozińska Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases in Warsaw
  • Blanka Orłowska Department of Food Hygiene and Public Health Protection and Department of Clinical Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences
  • Mirosław Welz Voivodeship Veterinary Inspectorate in Krosno
  • Ewa Augustynowicz–Kopeć Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases in Warsaw
  • Krzysztof Anusz Department of Food Hygiene and Public Health Protection and Department of Clinical Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences
  • Krzysztof Szulowski Department of Microbiology, State Veterinary Institute - National Research Institute in Puławy

Keywords:

bovine tuberculosis, transmission, spoligotyping, MIRU/VNTR, European bison, Bison bonasus

Abstract

This work describes the usefulness of the two molecular methods (spoligotyping and MIRU-VNTR) for bovine tubercle bacilli typing in the epidemiological research of tuberculosis in European bison. Most important factors for tracking the transmission of infection during an epidemiology of infectious diseases, irrespectively the animal species it affects, are the immediate identification of etiologic factor, indication of its source, and prevention a further spread of disease by breaking the chain of transmission. The combination of two PCR-based methods was shown to be useful for determining the relatedness among isolates identified in the population of bison.

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2015-09-01

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Krajewska, M., Kozińska, M., Orłowska, B., Welz, M., Augustynowicz–Kopeć, E., Anusz, K., & Szulowski, K. (2015). Molecular analysis methods in epidemiological investigations of animal tuberculosis in European bison. European Bison Conservation Newsletter, 8, 79–86. Retrieved from https://ojs.wisent.org/index.php/czasopismo/article/view/76

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