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10/03/2021 | Game meat

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Below are images of 6 wild boar submandibular lymph nodes in which tuberculosis-compatible lesions were found during these early months of 2021. Can you tell which ones were confirmed as tuberculosis and which were not?

Six submandibular lymph nodes of wild boar with suspected tuberculosis lesions.


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An infection with mycobacteria of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex was confirmed in cases 1, 5 and 6.
Cases 2, 3, and 4 corresponded to piogranulomatous lymphadenitis lesions of bacterial etiology. Detection of lesions in game meat processing establishments is an essential component of passive wildlife tuberculosis surveillance. Often, as seen in the images, the lesions may be small in size and it is necessary to make an incision in the submandibular lymph node in order to be able to observe them as with a visual inspection only they go unnoticed.

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Which lesions do you think were confirmed as tuberculosis cases?
2, 4 and 5
1, 3 and 6
1, 3, 5 and 6
1, 5 and 6
2, 3 and 4
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    1,3, 5 y 6

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