Problem

Myobacterium avian tuberculosis complex

Incidence:
Mycobacterium avian is a the human expression of the disease, but is not typically transmitted to people directly from a bird. The infection is found everywhere in the enviroment; humans become prone to infection as the immune system deteriorates. Imported birds are most likely to carry MAIS.
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Birds
Lungs, throat
Date of last update
14.04.2001 – 00:00 CEST