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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...

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

European badgers (Meles meles) are a wildlife reservoir for Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) in parts of England, Wales and Ireland, constituting a potential source of tuberculosis (TB) infection for cattle. Vaccination of badgers against TB is one of the tools available for helping reduce the...

Author(s)
Perrett, S.; Lesellier, S.; Rogers, F.; Williams, G. A.; Gowtage, S.; Palmer, S.; Dalley, D.; Davé, D.; Weyer, U.; Wood, E.; Salguero, F. J.; Nunez, A.; Reed, N.; Chambers, M. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2018, 36, 15, pp 1990-1995
Abstract

Control of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle has proven particularly challenging where reservoirs of infection exist in wildlife populations. In Britain and Ireland, control is hampered by a reservoir of infection in Eurasian badgers (Meles meles). Badger culling has positive and negative effects...

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Chambers, M. A.; Rogers, F.; Delahay, R. J.; Lesellier, S.; Ashford, R.; Dalley, D.; Gowtage, S.; Davé, D.; Palmer, S.; Brewer, J.; Crawshaw, T.; Clifton-Hadley, R.; Carter, S.; Cheeseman, C.; Hanks, C.; Murray, A.; Palphramand, K.; Pietravalle, S.; Smith, G. C.; Tomlinson, A.; Walker, N. J.; Wilson, G. J.; Corner, L. A. L.; Rushton, S. P.; Shirley, M. D. F.; Gettinby, G. (et al)
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 2011, 278, 1713, pp 1913-1920

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