Estimating the Hidden Burden of Bovine Tuberculosis in Great Britain

  title={Estimating the Hidden Burden of Bovine Tuberculosis in Great Britain},
  author={Andrew James Kerr Conlan and Trevelyan J. McKinley and Katerina Karolemeas and Ellen Brooks-Pollock and Anthony V. Goodchild and Andrew P. Mitchell and Colin P. D. Birch and Richard S. Clifton-Hadley and James L. N. Wood},
  booktitle={PLoS Computational Biology},
The number of cattle herds placed under movement restrictions in Great Britain (GB) due to the suspected presence of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) has progressively increased over the past 25 years despite an intensive and costly test-and-slaughter control program. Around 38% of herds that clear movement restrictions experience a recurrent incident (breakdown) within 24 months, suggesting that infection may be persisting within herds. Reactivity to tuberculin, the basis of diagnostic testing, is… CONTINUE READING


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