Environmental Presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex in Aggregation Points at the Wildlife/Livestock Interface

@article{Barasona2017EnvironmentalPO,
  title={Environmental Presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex in Aggregation Points at the Wildlife/Livestock Interface},
  author={Jose Angel Barasona and Joaqu{\'i}n Vicente and Iratxe D{\'i}ez-Delgado and Javier Aznar and Christian Gort{\'a}zar and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Torres},
  journal={Transboundary and Emerging Diseases},
  year={2017},
  volume={64},
  pages={1148–1158}
}
The members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) cause tuberculosis (TB). Infection is transmitted within and between livestock and wildlife populations, thus hampering TB control. Indirect transmission might be facilitated if MTC bacteria persist in the environment long enough to represent a risk of exposure to different species sharing the same habitat. We have, for the first time, addressed the relationship between environmental MTC persistence and the use of water resources in… 
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