Fatal Outbreak of Mycoplasma capricolum Pneumonia in Endangered Markhors
Figure 1. Pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capricolum in markhors (Capra falconeri), Tajikistan, 2010. A) Adult male markhor found dead with signs of pneumonia and no indications of emaciation. B) Disseminated gray areas of consolidation in the cardiac lobe of the right lung with mucopurulent exudate in bronchi. C) Diffuse proliferative interstitial pneumonia associated with a lesion of suppuration (hematoxylin and eosin stain; original magnification ×40). D) Interstitial pneumonia showing fibrotic thickening of alveolar walls and epithelialization of pneumocytes (hematoxylin and eosin stain; original magnification ×250).