Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 27th, 2006
According to a recent report from North Ireland, "Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP), the cause of Johne's disease in cattle, sheep and goats, may have a role in Crohn's disease in humans. Animals with Johne's disease shed viable MAP in their milk and feces.
"The organism is also widely disseminated in the blood and tissues of infected animals. Consequently, transmission to humans via consumption of animal-derived foods is a distinct possibility."
"Milk, other dairy products, beef and water have...
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