The epidemiology of Mycobacterium bovis infections.

  title={The epidemiology of Mycobacterium bovis infections.},
  author={Roger Stewart Morris and Dirk U. Pfeiffer and Ronald Jackson},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  volume={40 1-2},
Mycobacterium bovis has an exceptionally wide host range, but until recent years there was little concern about infection in species other than cattle and man. Diversification of farming enterprises has led to cognizance of the need for control in other domestic animals, notably deer. There has also been recognition that self-maintaining infection is present in wildlife hosts in some countries--notably the European badger in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the Australian brush-tailed possum in… CONTINUE READING