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Volume 4, Number 2—June 1998

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection as a Zoonotic Disease: Transmission between Humans and Elephants

Kathleen Michalak*, Connie Austin†, Sandy Diesel*, J. Maichle Bacon*, Phil Zimmerman‡, and Joel N. Maslow§
Author affiliations: *McHenry County Department of Health, Woodstock, Illinois, USA; †Illinois Department of Public Health, Springfield, Illinois, USA; ‡University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Rockford, Rockford, Illinois, USA; §Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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TBN12 restriction fragment length polymorphism results. Lane 1, elephant isolate (died August 6, 1996); Lane 2, elephant isolate (died 1994); Lane 3, living elephant trunk culture (October 1996); Lane 4, elephant lung tissue isolate (died August 3, 1996); Lane 5, elephant lymph node tissue isolate (died August 3, 1996); Lane 6, human sputum isolate (September 1996). Provided by State of Michigan Community Public Health Agency.

Figure 2. TBN12 restriction fragment length polymorphism results. Lane 1, elephant isolate (died August 6, 1996); Lane 2, elephant isolate (died 1994); Lane 3, living elephant trunk culture (October 1996); Lane 4, elephant lung tissue isolate (died August 3, 1996); Lane 5, elephant lymph node tissue isolate (died August 3, 1996); Lane 6, human sputum isolate (September 1996). Provided by State of Michigan Community Public Health Agency.

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