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
Date of last update 14.04.2001 – 00:00 CEST