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Cover for Role of wildlife in the epidemiology of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium bovis</i>.

This book chapter discusses the Mycobacterium bovis infection in key wildlife hosts such as the possums, badgers, wild boar and feral pigs, and deer; multi-host complexes and the ecology of M. bovis dynamics and persistence; and transmission at the livestock-wildlife interface.

Author(s)
Fox, N. J.; Barrow, P. A.; Hutchings, M. R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Background: Infections with Mycobacterium bovis and closely related members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) are shared between livestock, wildlife and sporadically human beings. Wildlife reservoirs exist worldwide and can interfere with bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication efforts....

Author(s)
Muñoz-Mendoza, M.; Marreros, N.; Boadella, M.; Gortázar, C.; Menéndez, S.; Juan, L. de; Bezos, J.; Romero, B.; Copano, M. F.; Amado, J.; Sáez, J. L.; Mourelo, J.; Balseiro, A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2013, 9, 176, pp (8 September 2013)
Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) due to infection with Mycobacterium bovis is transmitted between cattle and badgers (Meles meles) in the UK and Ireland but it is unclear where or when transmission occurs. We investigated direct and indirect interactions between badgers and cattle using automated proximity...

Author(s)
Drewe, J. A.; O'Connor, H. M.; Weber, N.; McDonald, R. A.; Delahay, R. J.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Epidemiology and Infection, 2013, 141, 7, pp 1467-1475
Abstract

This article outlines the different monitoring methods used to detect Mycobacterium bovis infection in wild populations as well as examples of developed countries where wildlife reservoirs have been identified (Spain, UK, France, New Zealand, Australia and USA). The control measures in effect and...

Author(s)
Rivière, J.; Payne, A.; Hars, J.; Dufour, B.
Publisher
NÉVA Europarc, Créteil, France
Citation
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire Élevages et Santé, 2013, No.25, pp 25-32
Abstract

European badgers (Meles meles) are a wildlife reservoir for Mycobacterium bovis infection (tuberculosis) in Ireland and the UK and are implicated in the transmission of infection to livestock. Vaccination of badgers with the human BCG vaccine (Bacille Calmette Guerin) is considered as an important...

Author(s)
Kelly, D. J.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.; Murphy, D.; Costello, E.; Aldwell, F. E.; Marples, N. M.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Wildlife Research, 2011, 57, 4, pp 767-774
Abstract

Background: Accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) due to infection with Mycobacterium bovis is notoriously difficult in live animals, yet important if we are to understand the epidemiology of TB and devise effective strategies to limit its spread. Currently available tests for diagnosing TB in...

Author(s)
Drewe, J. A.; Tomlinson, A. J.; Walker, N. J.; Delahay, R. J.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLos One, 2008, No.June, pp e11196

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