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Human and livestock diseases can be difficult to control where infection persists in wildlife populations. In Britain, European badgers (Meles meles) are implicated in transmitting Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (TB), to cattle. Badger culling has therefore been a...

Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Jenkins, H. E.; Johnston, W. T.; Cox, D. R.; Bourne, F. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Delahay, R. J.; Clifton-Hadley, R. S.; Gettinby, G.; Gilks, P.; Hewinson, R. G.; McInerney, J. P.; Morrison, W. I.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, USA
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2006, 103, 40, pp 14713-14717