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Contact networks are fundamental to the transmission of infection and host sex often affects the acquisition and progression of infection. However, the epidemiological impacts of sex-related variation in animal contact networks have rarely been investigated. We test the hypothesis that sex-biases...

Author(s)
Silk, M. J.; Weber, N. L.; Steward, L. C.; Hodgson, D. J.; Boots, M.; Croft, D. P.; Delahay, R. J.; McDonald, R. A.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecology Letters, 2018, 21, 2, pp 309-318
Abstract

The diagnosis and control of Mycobacterium bovis infection (bovine tuberculosis: TB) continues to present huge challenges to the British cattle industry. A clearer understanding of the magnitude and duration of immune response to M. bovis infection in the European badger (Meles meles) - a wildlife...

Author(s)
Buzdugan, S. N.; Chambers, M. A.; Delahay, R. J.; Drewe, J. A.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Epidemiology and Infection, 2017, 145, 15, pp 3204-3213
Abstract

Demographic buffering allows populations to persist by compensating for fluctuations in vital rates, including disease-induced mortality. Using long-term data on a badger (Meles meles Linnaeus, 1758) population naturally infected with Mycobacterium bovis, we built an integrated population model to...

Author(s)
McDonald, J. L.; Bailey, T.; Delahay, R. J.; McDonald, R. A.; Smith, G. C.; Hodgson, D. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecology Letters, 2016, 19, 4, pp 443-449
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

Bovine tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis is a zoonotic disease classically carried by cattle and spilling over into humans primarily by the ingestion of milk. However, in recent decades, there have been many endemic geographic localities where M. bovis has been detected infecting wildlife...

Author(s)
Fitzgerald, S. D.; Kaneene, J. B.
Publisher
American College of Veterinary Pathologists Inc., Lawrence, USA
Citation
Veterinary Pathology, 2013, 50, 3, pp 488-499
Abstract

The Eurasian badger (Meles meles) is a significant source of bovine tuberculosis in cattle in the UK and Ireland. Protection from infectious diseases, arising from maternal antibody transfer, is a well-established immunological phenomenon in mammals. In a previous study of wild badgers, transient...

Author(s)
Tomlinson, A.; Chambers, M.; Delahay, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2012, 148, 3/4, pp 326-330
Abstract

There are currently no reliable immunodiagnostic tests for feline tuberculosis. Infection of domestic cats in the UK is thought to occur via their contact with the relevant reservoir of infection, e.g. cattle and badgers for Mycobacterium bovis, and rodents for M. microti. In the African National...

Author(s)
Rhodes, S. G.; Gruffydd-Jones, T.; Gunn-Moore, D.; Jahans, K.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2008, 124, 3/4, pp 379-384
Abstract

This report reviews the literature concerning tuberculosis resulting from infection with Mycobacterium bovis in man and cattle and summarises data derived from surveillance of M. bovis in England and Wales from 1986 to 1990. Of the 228 isolates of M. bovis examined in this period, 122 (53%) were...

Author(s)
Hardie, R. M.; Watson, J. M.
Citation
Epidemiology and Infection, 1992, 109, 1, pp 23-33

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