TB or TBC - Tuberculosis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (M tuberculosis, M bovis, M africanum and M microti)
Zoonotic disease (Infectious to humans)
TB is airborne and spreads through tiny droplets in the air. Symptoms of TB: chronic weight loss, diminished appetite, chronic nasal discharge, coughing, and intolerance to exercise, and unnormal volumes of drinking water.
Between 1994 and 2006, there have been 36 culture-confirmed cases of tuberculosis in U.S. elephants, most of them asian elephants (Report of the Committee on Tuberculosis, Elephant TB Diagnostics and Guidelines by Michele Mille).