Mycobacterium paratuberculosis and the bovine immune system.

  title={Mycobacterium paratuberculosis and the bovine immune system.},
  author={Paul M. Coussens},
  journal={Animal health research reviews},
  volume={2 2},
Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (M. paratuberculosis) is the causative agent of Johne's disease, a deadly intestinal ailment of ruminants. Johne's disease is of tremendous economic importance to the worldwide dairy industry, causing major losses due to reduced production and early culling of animals. A highly controversial but developing link between exposure to M. paratuberculosis and human Crohn's disease in some individuals has led to the suggestion that M. paratuberculosis… CONTINUE READING
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