The Effect of Mycobacterium avium Complex Infections on Routine Mycobacterium bovis Diagnostic Tests

@inproceedings{Barry2011TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Mycobacterium avium Complex Infections on Routine Mycobacterium bovis Diagnostic Tests},
  author={Claire Barry and David M. Corbett and Douwe Bakker and Peter Law{\ae}tz Andersen and Jim McNair and Sam Strain},
  booktitle={Veterinary medicine international},
  year={2011}
}
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is diagnosed in naturally infected populations exposed to a wide variety of other pathogens. This study describes the cell-mediated immune responses of cattle exposed to Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Map) and Mycobacterium avium subspecies avium with particular reference to routine antefmortem Mycobacterium bovis diagnostic tests. The IFN-γ released in response to stimulated blood was found to peak later in the Map-exposed group and was more… CONTINUE READING

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