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Human and livestock diseases can be difficult to control where infection persists in wildlife populations. Control of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in British cattle is complicated by the maintenance of Mycobacterium bovis (the causative agent of bTB) in badgers, acting as reservoirs of infection....

Author(s)
Vial, F.; Donnelly, C. A.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Biology Letters, 2012, 8, 1, pp 50-53
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
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A survey of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in badgers killed by cars has been ongoing since 1999, with an annual mean of 78 badgers submitted for laboratory examination. The sample prevalence was 20.0% and temporal trends were similar to those of bovine herd prevalence. TB in badgers and surrounding...

Author(s)
Abernethy, D. A.; Walton, E.; Menzies, F.; Courtier, E.; Robinson, P.
Publisher
Association pour l'Étude de l'Épidémiologie des Maladies Animales, Maisons-Alfort, France
Citation
Épidémiologie et Santé Animale, 2011, No.59/60, pp 216-218
Abstract

There is significant interest in developing vaccines to control bovine tuberculosis, especially in wildlife species where this disease continues to persist in reservoir species such as the European Badger (Meles meles). However, gaining access to populations of badgers (protected under UK law) is...

Author(s)
McCallan, L.; Corbett, D.; Andersen, P. L.; Aagaard, C.; McMurray, D.; Barry, C.; Thompson, S.; Strain, S.; McNair, J.
Publisher
Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, USA
Citation
Veterinary Medicine International, 2011, 2011, pp Article ID 981410
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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