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We describe epidemiological trends in Mycobacterium bovis infection in an undisturbed wild badger (Meles meles) population. Data were derived from the capture, clinical sampling and serological testing of 1803 badgers over 9945 capture events spanning 24 years. Incidence and prevalence increased...

Author(s)
Delahay, R. J.; Walker, N.; Smith, G. S.; Wilkinson, D.; Clifton-Hadley, R. S.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Tomlinson, A. J.; Chambers, M. A.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Epidemiology and Infection, 2013, 141, 7, pp 1445-1456
Abstract

In most social animals, the prevalence of directly transmitted pathogens increases in larger groups and at higher population densities. Such patterns are predicted by models of Mycobacterium bovis infection in European badgers (Meles meles). We investigated the relationship between badger abundance ...

Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Wei Gao; Cox, D. R.; Bourne, F. J.; Burke, T.; Butlin, R. K.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Gettinby, G.; Gilks, P.; Hedges, S.; Jenkins, H. E.; Johnston, W. T.; McInerney, J. P.; Morrison, W. I.; Pope, L. C.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2009, 78, 4, pp 818-827
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is a zoonotic disease that can have serious consequences for cattle farming and, potentially, for public health. In Britain, failure to control bovine TB has been linked to persistent infection of European badger (Meles meles) populations. However, culling of badgers in the ...

Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Cox, D. R.; Gilks, P.; Jenkins, H. E.; Johnston, W. T.; Fevre, A. M. le; Bourne, F. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Clifton-Hadley, R. S.; Gettinby, G.; Hewinson, R. G.; McInerney, J. P.; Mitchell, A. P.; Morrison, W. I.; Watkins, G. H.
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2009, 45, 1, pp 128-143
Abstract

Control of zoonotic disease is difficult to achieve when populations of multiple hosts, particularly wildlife, become persistently infected. Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is one such disease: its causative agent, Mycobacterium bovis, infects cattle, humans and multiple wildlife species including...

Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Johnston, W. T.; Bourne, F. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Clifton-Hadley, R. S.; Cox, D. R.; Gettinby, G.; Hewinson, R. G.; Fevre, A. M. le; McInerney, J. P.; Morrison, W. I.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Applied Ecology, 2005, 42, 5, pp 852-862
Abstract

Culling is often considered as a tool for controlling wildlife diseases that can also infect people or livestock. Culling European badgers Meles meles can cause both positive and negative effects on the incidence of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle. One factor likely to influence the outcome of...

Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.; Gilks, P.; Johnston, W. T.; Fevre, A. M. le; Cox, D. R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Bourne, F. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Gettinby, G.; McInerney, J. P.; Morrison, W. I.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Zoology, 2008, 274, 1, pp 28-37
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (TB), caused by Mycobacterium bovis, has serious consequences for Britain's cattle industry. European badgers (Meles meles) can transmit infection to cattle, and for many years the British government culled badgers in a series of attempts to reduce cattle infections. We...

Author(s)
Jenkins, H. E.; Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Cox, D. R.; Johnston, W. T.; Bourne, F. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Clifton-Hadley, R. S.; Gettinby, G.; Gilks, P.; Hewinson, R. G.; McInerney, J. P.; Morrison, W. I.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Applied Ecology, 2007, 44, 5, pp 897-908
Abstract

Human and livestock diseases can be difficult to control where infection persists in wildlife populations. For three decades, European badgers (Meles meles) have been culled by the British government in a series of attempts to limit the spread of Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of bovine...

Author(s)
Donnelly, C. A.; Woodroffe, R.; Cox, D. R.; Bourne, F. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Clifton-Hadley, R. S.; Wei Gao; Gettinby, G.; Gilks, P.; Jenkins, H.; Johnston, W. T.; Fevre, A. M. le; McInerney, J. P.; Morrison, W. I.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Nature (London), 2006, 439, 7078, pp 843-846
Abstract

In the UK there has been a sharp rise in the incidence of bovine tuberculosis since the early 1990s and the badger has been identified as an important wildlife reservoir for this infection. Infected badgers can excrete Mycobacterium bovis, putting other badgers and cattle at risk of becoming...

Author(s)
Chambers, M. A.; Pressling, W. A.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Clifton-Hadley, R. S.; Hewinson, R. G.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2002, 86, 3, pp 183-189
Abstract

The Eurasian badger (Meles meles) has been implicated in the transmission of bovine tuberculosis (TB, caused by Mycobacterium bovis) to cattle. However, evidence suggests that attempts to reduce the spread of TB among cattle in Britain by culling badgers have mixed effects. A large-scale field...

Author(s)
Pope, L. C.; Butlin, R. K.; Wilson, G. J.; Woodroffe, R.; Erven, K.; Conyers, C. M.; Franklin, T.; Delahay, R. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Burke, T.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Ecology, 2007, 16, 23, pp 4919-4929
Abstract

In recent years bovine tuberculosis (TB) incidence in cattle has been increasing in south-west England. The European badger Meles meles is implicated in the transmission of TB to cattle and has been the subject of culling operations in an attempt to control the disease. An individual-based,...

Author(s)
Wilkinson, D.; Smith, G. C.; Delahay, R. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Applied Ecology, 2004, 41, 3, pp 492-501

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