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Epidemiology of bovine and human tuberculosis in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, Abuja

  • A. A. Abubakar (a1), P. H. Brooks (a1), S. U. Abdullahi (a2), A. C. Kudi (a1) and O. Okaiyeto (a2)...

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic debilitating disease of man and animals caused by members of the genus Mycobacterium. TB is a major health problem with 8-9 million new cases a year in the world and 3 million deaths (WHO, 2002), and the majority of these are in developing nations. Infection due to due to M. bovis was once a major problem in developed countries but following eradication programmes, the incidence reduced to the extent that some areas are now free of the disease (Caffery, 1994). However, the infection continues in developing countries due to lack of rigorous control measures. In Nigeria there have been limited studies to determine the prevalence/relationship between bovine and human TB especially with the eating culture of ‘fura da nono’ i.e. unpasteurized milk. Abuja is the new capital of Nigeria with the population of 4 million continues to increase due to the influx of people from all states of the federation. The number of people diagnosed with TB is also on the increase. The semi forest vegetation of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) also encourages migration of Fulani nomads in search of green area for their animals. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of bovine and human TB in the capital as well as to establish whether there is a link between animal and human TB.

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Caffery, J. P. 1994. Studies of bovine tuberculosis eradication programmes in Europe. Vet. Microbiol. 40, 14 World Health Organisation, 2002.

Epidemiology of bovine and human tuberculosis in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, Abuja

  • A. A. Abubakar (a1), P. H. Brooks (a1), S. U. Abdullahi (a2), A. C. Kudi (a1) and O. Okaiyeto (a2)...

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