Mycobacterium bovis infection in Holstein Friesian cattle, Iran

Keyvan Tadayon, Nader Mosavari, Fardin Sadeghi, Ken J. Forbes

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To identify strains of Mycobacterium bovis circulating in Iran, we used region of difference, spoligotypes, and variable number tandem repeats to genotype 132 M. bovis isolates from Holstein Friesian cattle. Despite wide geographic origins, the strains were genetically homogeneous. Increased distribution of cattle herds and inadequate control measures may have contributed to strain dispersion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1919-1921
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • tuberculosis complex
  • epidemiology


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