Evaluation of a rapid serological test for the determination of Mycobacterium bovis infection in badgers (Meles meles) found dead.

@article{Chambers2010EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a rapid serological test for the determination of Mycobacterium bovis infection in badgers (Meles meles) found dead.},
  author={Mark Andrew Chambers and Konstantin P. Lyashchenko and Rena Greenwald and Javan Esfandiari and Eurig W. James and Leslie A S Barker and Jeff Dale Jones and Gavin Watkins and Simon Rolfe},
  journal={Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          408-11
        }
}
Between October 2005 and May 2006, a total of 727 badgers found dead in Wales were reported, and 550 were delivered to the Regional Laboratories of the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA). Of the 459 carcasses suitable for examination, 55 were deemed to be infected with Mycobacterium bovis on the basis of culture, spoligotyping, and variable-number tandem repeat typing. Acid-fast bacteria were observed histologically in a further six badgers, but these bacteria were not confirmed as M. bovis… CONTINUE READING

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