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The use of agricultural resources or environments by wildlife may result in opportunities for transmission of infections amongst wild animals, livestock and humans. Targeted use of biosecurity measures may therefore reduce disease risks, although this requires practical knowledge of where such...

Author(s)
Robertson, A.; Judge, J.; Wilson, G. J.; Vernon, I. J.; Delahay, R. J.; McDonald, R. A.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2019, 14, 5, pp e0216953
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis is a disease of historical importance to human health in the UK that remains a major animal health and economic issue. Control of the disease in cattle is complicated by the presence of a reservoir species, the Eurasian badger. In spite of uncertainty in the degree to which...

Author(s)
Smith, C. M.; Downs, S. H.; Mitchell, A.; Hayward, A. C.; Fry, H.; Comber, S. C. le
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2015, 10, 11, pp e0142710
Abstract

Mycobacterium bovis is the cause of tuberculosis in animals and sometimes humans. Many developed nations have long-standing programmes to eradicate tuberculosis in livestock, principally cattle. As disease prevalence in cattle decreases these efforts are sometimes impeded by passage of M. bovis...

Author(s)
Palmer, M. V.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 1-13
Abstract

Disease ecology involves a systematic approach to understanding the interactions and evolution of host-pathogen systems at the population level, and is essential for developing a comprehensive understanding of the reasons for disease persistence and the most likely means of control. This systems or ...

Author(s)
O'Connor, C. M.; Haydon, D. T.; Kao, R. R.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2012, 104, 3/4, pp 185-197
Abstract

Complex and dynamic interactions involving domestic animals, wildlife, and humans create environments favorable to the emergence of new diseases, or reemergence of diseases in new host species. Today, reservoirs of Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of tuberculosis in animals, and sometimes...

Author(s)
Palmer, M. V.; Thacker, T. C.; Waters, W. R.; Gortázar, C.; Corner, L. A. L.
Publisher
Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, USA
Citation
Veterinary Medicine International, 2012, 2012, pp Article ID 236205
Abstract

In 1995, less than 0.5% of UK cattle were infected with bovine tuberculosis (BTB), and only 32 human cases of the disease were caused by Mycobacterium bovis, the aetiological agent of BTB. Existing controversy surrounds whether badgers do transmit the disease to cattle, and if so how to prevent it. ...

Author(s)
Krebs, J. R.; Anderson, R. M.; Clutton-Brock, T.; Donnelly, C. A.; Frost, S.; Morrison, W. I.; Woodroffe, R.; Young, D.
Citation
Science (Washington), 1998, 279, 5352, pp 817-818
Abstract

The review contains sections on the history of the identification of the bacillus and eradication in the UK, nomenclature, bacteriology, reporting and notification, tuberculosis in cattle, human tuberculosis caused by bovine strains, and tuberculosis in wild animals and the implications for...

Author(s)
Collins, C. H.; Grange, J. M.
Citation
Journal of Applied Bacteriology, 1983, 55, 1, pp 13-29

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