Epidemiological study on the infectious agent of tuberculosis

결핵 감염원에 관한 역학적 연구

  • Kang, Jong-koo (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, Chang-ki (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Kwon, Young-bang (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University)
  • Received : 1995.09.15
  • Published : 1996.03.25


1. The sixty raised shepherd and sixty-five inhoused pet dogs in the regions of Daejon and Cheongju were subjected to investigate the TB infection by means of BCG and X-ray diagnosis. The 5 out of 65 inhoused pet and 7 out of 60 shepherd dogs were observed to be infected with TB, respectively. However, none of Mycobacterium species were detected from lung tissues of 4-slaughtered dogs showing BCG positive reaction. 2. The rats were first inoculated with 0.1ml BCG, and then 0.1ml M bovis suspended solution($1{\times}10^5$ organisms/0.2ml) 3weeks later. After 5 months, the animals were killed. The pathohistological results from both groups, TB inoculated and BCG treated groups, were observed on the surface of lung. Furthermore, the severe pathological lesion in the Iung was observed in M bovis inoculated group compared to BCG treated group. 3. The slight macrophage invasion and granuloma formation in the lung from BCG treated group were observe individually. However, it was confirmed that the lung from M bovis treated group was invaded by the macrophages and neutrophils combined with the granuloma formation. 4. When the numbers of the total cells taken from broncho-alvealar fluid in each of mouse from both groups were differentially counted, the number of total cell, neutrophils, and lymphocytes from M bovis treated group were significantly increase compared with those of BCG treated group. 5. Although there were nearly no response of the alveolar macrophages to CSF in serum obtained from control group, those from M boris treated group were significantly proliferated.


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