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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
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is a serious zoonotic disease, which despite a largely successful test and slaughter programme has persisted in cattle herds in parts of the UK. The badger (Meles meles) is widely considered to represent a significant wildlife reservoir for the transmission of Mycobacterium ...

Author(s)
Delahay, R. J.; Wilson, G. J.; Smith, G. C.; Cheeseman, C. L.
Publisher
Bailliere Tindall Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2003, 166, 1, pp 43-51