Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 24th, 1996
Mycobacterium bovis is responsible for tuberculosis in cattle and in many other domestic and wild animals, and it is also the cause of a human disease which is indistinguishable with regard to pathogenesis, lesions, and clinical findings to that caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
People are infected from animals, especially from cattle, but evidence of the spread of M. bovis from person-to-person has not been proven.
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