Human Mycobacterium bovis infection in the south-west of Ireland 1983-1992: a comparison with M. tuberculosis.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209232
Title:
Human Mycobacterium bovis infection in the south-west of Ireland 1983-1992: a comparison with M. tuberculosis.
Authors:
Cotter, T P; O'Shaughnessy, E; Sheehan, S; Cryan, B; Bredin, C P
Affiliation:
Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Ireland.
Citation:
Ir Med J. 1996 Mar-Apr;89(2):62-3.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209232
PubMed ID:
8682633
Abstract:
Epidemiological and bacteriological aspects of human Mycobacterium bovis disease were investigated in south-west Ireland (counties Cork & Kerry, population 536,000) over the years 1983-92 inclusive and compared to M. tuberculosis. Results showed a small, stable incidence of culture positive M. bovis human disease, mean annual incidence 0.56 per 100,000 population compared to a higher but declining incidence of culture positive M. tuberculosis (15.3 per 100,000 in 1983, 9.0 per 100,000 in 1992). Male patients were the majority, 63.4 per cent of M. bovis; 62.4% of M. tuberculosis (p = 0.03). Fifty three per cent of M. bovis cases (n = 30) were pulmonary, compared to 85% of M. tuberculosis (n = 626; p = 0.0001). M. bovis patients were older (p = 0.02), mean age 58.4 years (SD 18.9) compared to 48.5 (SD 22.2). The mycobacterial smear positive rate was similar in both groups taken as a whole. No rural-urban difference in incidence was found in either disease, suggesting in the case of M. bovis initial infection in childhood via contaminated milk in the pre-pasteurisation era.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Animals; Female; Humans; Incidence; Infant, Newborn; Ireland/epidemiology; Male; Middle Aged; Milk/microbiology; Mycobacterium bovis/*isolation & purification; Mycobacterium tuberculosis/isolation & purification; Rural Health; Tuberculosis/*epidemiology/*microbiology; Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/*epidemiology/*microbiology; Urban Health
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCotter, T Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Shaughnessy, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorSheehan, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCryan, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorBredin, C Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:15:46Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:15:46Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:15:46Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 1996 Mar-Apr;89(2):62-3.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid8682633en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209232-
dc.description.abstractEpidemiological and bacteriological aspects of human Mycobacterium bovis disease were investigated in south-west Ireland (counties Cork & Kerry, population 536,000) over the years 1983-92 inclusive and compared to M. tuberculosis. Results showed a small, stable incidence of culture positive M. bovis human disease, mean annual incidence 0.56 per 100,000 population compared to a higher but declining incidence of culture positive M. tuberculosis (15.3 per 100,000 in 1983, 9.0 per 100,000 in 1992). Male patients were the majority, 63.4 per cent of M. bovis; 62.4% of M. tuberculosis (p = 0.03). Fifty three per cent of M. bovis cases (n = 30) were pulmonary, compared to 85% of M. tuberculosis (n = 626; p = 0.0001). M. bovis patients were older (p = 0.02), mean age 58.4 years (SD 18.9) compared to 48.5 (SD 22.2). The mycobacterial smear positive rate was similar in both groups taken as a whole. No rural-urban difference in incidence was found in either disease, suggesting in the case of M. bovis initial infection in childhood via contaminated milk in the pre-pasteurisation era.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newbornen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshMilk/microbiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMycobacterium bovis/*isolation & purificationen_GB
dc.subject.meshMycobacterium tuberculosis/isolation & purificationen_GB
dc.subject.meshRural Healthen_GB
dc.subject.meshTuberculosis/*epidemiology/*microbiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshTuberculosis, Pulmonary/*epidemiology/*microbiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshUrban Healthen_GB
dc.titleHuman Mycobacterium bovis infection in the south-west of Ireland 1983-1992: a comparison with M. tuberculosis.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDept. of Respiratory Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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