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Table 2 Number of domestic and wildlife species subjected to culture in Galicia and Asturias between 2008–2012 and prevalence of M. tuberculosis complex (MTC) and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) mycobacteria[6, 9, 24]

From: Wild boar tuberculosis in Iberian Atlantic Spain: a different picture from Mediterranean habitats

  Domestic animals Wildlife species
Cattle* Sheep** Goat** Badger Roe deer** Fox**
Total cultured 4,768 167 109 182 350 107
MTC-infected (%) 934 (19.59) 82 (49.10) 43 (39.45) 14 (7.69) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.87)
MAC-infected (%) 48 (1.01) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 16 (8.79) 4 (1.43) 2 (1.87)
  1. *Cattle subjected to culture were first positive by the single tuberculin skin test during national campaigns of eradication of TB. **Note that sampling of sheep, goat, roe deer and fox was performed mainly in areas with a previous history of TB in cattle.