Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 30th, 2006
Study 1: Bovine tuberculosis is once again a major animal health problem in the United Kingdom.
"Amongst the members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC), M. tuberculosis is mainly a human pathogen, whereas M. bovis has a broad host range and is the principal agent responsible for tuberculosis (TB) in domestic and wild mammals.
"M. bovis also infects humans, causing zoonotic TB through ingestion, inhalation and, less frequently, by contact with mucous membranes and broken skin. Zoonotic TB is...
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