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Accurate detection of infection with Mycobacterium bovis in live badgers would enable targeted tuberculosis control. Practical challenges in sampling wild badger populations mean that diagnosis of infection at the group (rather than the individual) level is attractive. We modelled data spanning 7...

Buzdugan, S. N.; Chambers, M. A.; Delahay, R. J.; Drewe, J. A.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Epidemiology and Infection, 2016, 144, 8, pp 1717-1727

Background: Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) caused by Mycobacterium bovis is the most serious endemic disease affecting livestock in the UK. The European badger (Meles meles) is the most important wildlife reservoir of bTB transmission to cattle, making eradication particularly difficult. In this...

Stedman, A.; Motes, C. M. de; Lesellier, S.; Dalley, D.; Chambers, M.; Gutierrez-Merino, J.
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
BMC Microbiology, 2018, 18, 74, pp (13 July 2018)

Mycobacterium bovis can be transmitted to various wild populations, and some of them are able to maintain or to spillback the infection to cattle, thus hampering control strategies. Our objective was to investigate the role of the different wild populations involved in the M. bovis multi-host...

Payne, A.; Hars, J.; Fossot, C.; Barbier, É.; Hartmann, A.; Boschiroli, M. L.; Guéneau, É.; Dufour, B.; Gilot-Fromont, É.
Association pour l'Étude de l'Épidémiologie des Maladies Animales, Maisons-Alfort, France
Épidémiologie et Santé Animale, 2014, No.65, pp 133-150

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