Mycobacterium bovis at the animal–human interface : a problem, or not?

Show simple item record Michel, Anita Luise Muller, Borna Van Helden, Paul David 2009-10-28T08:49:35Z 2009-10-28T08:49:35Z 2010-01
dc.description.abstract Mycobacterium bovis is a pathogen of significant importance in livestock and a wide range of wild animal species worldwide. It is also known to cause tuberculosis disease in humans, a fact which has raised renewed concerns regarding the zoonotic risk for humans, especially those living at the animal-human interface. This review consolidates recent reports in the literature mainly on animal and zoonotic tuberculosis with an emphasis on evolution, epidemiology, treatment and diagnosis. The information presented reveals the fundamental differences in the complexity and level at which the disease affects the economy, ecosystem and human population of regions where animal tuberculosis control is achieved and regions where little or no control is implemented. In conclusion the review suggests that bovine tuberculosis has essentially been reduced to a disease of economic importance in the developed world, while low-income countries are facing a multifaceted impact which potentially affects the health of livestock, humans and ecosystems and which is likely to increase in the presence of debilitating diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other factors which negatively affect human livelihoods. en
dc.identifier.citation Michel, A.L., et al., Mycobacterium bovis at the animal–human interface : A problem, or not?. Veterinary Microbiology, vol. 140, no. 3-4, pp. 371-381(2010), doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2009.08.029 en
dc.identifier.issn 0378-1135
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.vatmic.2009.08.029
dc.identifier.other 55978917900
dc.identifier.other N-8996-2014
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
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dc.rights Elsevier en
dc.subject Zoonotic tuberculosis en
dc.subject Livestock/human interface en
dc.subject Wildlife tuberculosis en
dc.subject.lcsh Mycobacterium bovis en
dc.subject.lcsh Tuberculosis en
dc.subject.lcsh Tuberculosis in cattle en
dc.subject.lcsh Animals as carriers of disease en
dc.subject.lcsh Zoonoses en
dc.subject.lcsh Vector-pathogen relationships en
dc.title Mycobacterium bovis at the animal–human interface : a problem, or not? en
dc.type Postprint Article en

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