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Table 3 Culture results of tissue specimens from Malian cattle. Specimens were digested, decontaminated, centrifuged at high speed and inoculated onto two types of media

From: Molecular identification of Mycobacterium bovis from cattle and human host in Mali: expanded genetic diversity

Tissue specimens culture results Number (N) Percentage (%)
Positive (M. bovis)
Positive (NTM)
Negative
Contaminated with other bacteria
19
8
29
23
24.1
10.1
36.7
29.1
Total 79 100
  1. Using the culture system, 27 of 79 were positive; one can notice that 19 were M. bovis (24.1 %) while eight were Non Tuberculous Mycobacteria (10.1 %). The contamination with other species of bacteria has been estimated