Africa: Tuberculosis Carried out On Elephants

Africa: Tuberculosis Carried out On Elephants
Africa: Tuberculosis Carried out On Elephants

In South Africa tuberculosis is still the most killer disease with 330 daily victims. It is now attacking wild animals that contract the bacteria from human tuberculosis.

An elephant was found dead in 2016 in The Country’s Largest Kruger Park, the size of Israel.

South African authorities have since been on high alert and are carrying out a series of tests on some of the 20,000 pachyderms in the park.

The Kruger Park helicopter has just anaesthetized a young elephant.

Veterinarian Michelle Miller is going to perform a full-scale bronchoscopy. And the operation is going to take an hour.

Doctors are questioning the behaviour of the bacteria in a six-ton elephant. “We don’t have any clear ideas yet.


Center for Africa Studies (AFRAM) which located in Ankara, is an organization facilitating under the administration of African Affairs Council (AFAC). It makes various researches about Africa to enhance economic and cultural bounds between Africa and Turkey. AFRAM’s publishings has been shared with different institutions as they require to obtain.


Africa Observatory is one the publishing of AFRAM and it has been published each two weeks. It has been delivered to different institutions via e-mail.

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