Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 24th, 2005
According to recent research from North Ireland, "Tuberculosis is still recognized worldwide as a significant animal health risk, primarily in domestic cattle. The unusually extensive host range for the etiological agent, Mycobacterium bovis, includes most farmed and wild animal species and also humans.
"All species are not equally susceptible to M. bovis; some are considered spill-over hosts, while other hosts maintain and transmit infection. Therefore, despite considerable success in controlling this disease in cattle...
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