Review of bovine tuberculosis at the wildlife/livestock/human interface in sub-Saharan Africa

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dc.contributor.author De Garine-Wichatitsky, Michel
dc.contributor.author Caron, Alexandre
dc.contributor.author Kock, Richard A.
dc.contributor.author Tschopp, R.
dc.contributor.author Munyeme, M.
dc.contributor.author Hofmeyr, Markus
dc.contributor.author Michel, Anita Luise
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-27T08:49:08Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-31T00:20:05Z
dc.date.issued 2013-07
dc.description.abstract Infection of wild animals by bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is raising concern worldwide. This article reviews the current epidemiological situation, risk of emergence and control options at the wildlife-livestock-human interface in sub-Saharan Africa. In livestock, bTB has been confirmed in the majority of countries from all parts of the continent. Wildlife infection is confirmed in 7 countries from southern and eastern Africa, apparently spreading in the southern Africa region. Mycobacterium bovis has been isolated from 14 wild mammal species, although only 4 are suspected to play a role as maintenance host. Zoonotic risks are a concern, but no direct spill-over from wildlife to human has been documented, and no case of bTB spill-back from wildlife to livestock has been confirmed. Herein we assess the main risk factors of bTB spill-over at the wildlife-livestock-human interface and suggest several research themes which could improve the control of the disease in the African context. en
dc.description.librarian hb2013 en
dc.description.librarian ab2013
dc.description.uri http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=HYG en
dc.identifier.citation De Garine-Wichatitsky, M, Caron, A, Kock, R, Tschopp, R, Munyeme, M, Hofmeyr, M & Michel, AL 2013, 'Review of bovine tuberculosis at the wildlife/livestock/human interface in sub-Saharan Africa', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 141, no. 7, pp. 1342-1356. en
dc.identifier.issn 0950-2688 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1469-4409 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1017/S0950268813000708
dc.identifier.other 55978917900
dc.identifier.other N-8996-2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/32636
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
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dc.rights © Cambridge University Press. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en
dc.subject Infection en
dc.subject Wild animals en
dc.subject Bovine tuberculosis en
dc.subject Wildlife-livestock-human interface en
dc.subject Sub-Saharan Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Tuberculosis in cattle -- Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Cattle -- Infections en
dc.title Review of bovine tuberculosis at the wildlife/livestock/human interface in sub-Saharan Africa en
dc.type Article en


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