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Mapping bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain using environmental data.

Abstract:

The incidence of bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is increasing in Great Britain, exacerbated by the temporary suspension of herd testing in 2001 for fear of spreading the much more contagious foot and mouth disease. The transmission pathways of BTB remain poorly understood. Current hypotheses suggest the disease is introduced into susceptible herds from a wildlife reservoir (principally the Eurasian Badger) and/or from cattle purchased from infected areas, while the role of climatic factors in tran...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Human Genetics Wt Centre
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Journal:
Trends in microbiology
Volume:
10
Issue:
10
Pages:
441-444
Publication date:
2002-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-4380
ISSN:
0966-842X
URN:
uuid:12240721-fd23-4fed-bac5-d858bb38ec0d
Source identifiers:
209438
Local pid:
pubs:209438

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