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Research Article

First-Time Detection of Mycobacterium bovis in Livestock Tissues and Milk in the West Bank, Palestinian Territories

  • Suheir Ereqat mail,

    sereqat@med.alquds.edu (SE); bargal@agri.huji.ac.il (GKBG)

    Affiliations: Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Quds University, Abu-Deis, the West Bank, Palestinian Authority, The Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Abedelmajeed Nasereddin,

    Affiliation: Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Quds University, Abu-Deis, the West Bank, Palestinian Authority

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  • Hagai Levine,

    Affiliation: Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel

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  • Kifaya Azmi,

    Affiliation: Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Quds University, Abu-Deis, the West Bank, Palestinian Authority

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  • Amer Al-Jawabreh,

    Affiliation: Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Quds University, Abu-Deis, the West Bank, Palestinian Authority

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  • Charles L. Greenblatt,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel

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  • Ziad Abdeen,

    Affiliation: Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Quds University, Abu-Deis, the West Bank, Palestinian Authority

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  • Gila Kahila Bar-Gal mail

    sereqat@med.alquds.edu (SE); bargal@agri.huji.ac.il (GKBG)

    Affiliation: The Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Published: September 12, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002417

About the Authors

Suheir Ereqat, Abedelmajeed Nasereddin, Kifaya Azmi, Amer Al-Jawabreh, Ziad Abdeen
Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Quds University, Abu-Deis, the West Bank, Palestinian Authority
Suheir Ereqat, Gila Kahila Bar-Gal
The Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel
Hagai Levine
Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel
Charles L. Greenblatt
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SE AAJ CLG. Performed the experiments: SE KA. Analyzed the data: SE AN HL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZA GKBG. Wrote the paper: SE.