The within host dynamics of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis infection in cattle: where time and place matter

@inproceedings{Koets2015TheWH,
  title={The within host dynamics of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis infection in cattle: where time and place matter},
  author={A P Koets and Shigetoshi Eda and Srinand Sreevatsan},
  booktitle={Veterinary research},
  year={2015}
}
Johne's disease or paratuberculosis, caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP), occurs in domestic and wild animals worldwide, causing a significant economic loss to livestock industries. After a prolonged incubation time, infected cattle shed MAP bacilli into feces and spread the disease to an uninfected animal population. It is largely unknown how (or whether) the interplay between the pathogen and the host immunity determines timing of shedding after the long incubation… CONTINUE READING
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