mongoose

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mongoose

small, cat-sized mammal in the family Viverridae. There are a number of varieties and genera including the Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) and the banded mongoose (Mungos mungo). A voracious eater of rodents and reptiles and a favorite house pet.
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The first suricate noted to have clinical signs had enlarged cervical lymph nodes when it emigrated to the study site.
Acid-fast bacteria were detected on Ziehl-Neelsen-stained impression smears, and Mycobacterium species were isolated from both banded mongooses and the suricate specimens.
Because the lesions in the mongooses and the suricate were disseminated, the route of infection is not clean However, an oral route of infection is suspected because the pulmonary lesions involved the interstitium and alveolar walls rather than the bronchioles, and mesenteric but not pulmonary lymph nodes were enlarged (banded mongoose).