Trial design to estimate the effect of vaccination on tuberculosis incidence in badgers.

  title={Trial design to estimate the effect of vaccination on tuberculosis incidence in badgers.},
  author={Inma Aznar and Guy McGrath and Denise Murphy and Leigh A. L. Corner and Eamonn P. Gormley and Klaas Frankena and Simon J More and Wayne Martin and J. O'Keeffe and Mart C M de Jong},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  volume={151 1-2},
The principal wildlife reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis in Ireland is the European badger. Studies in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) have shown that badgers culled in association with cattle herd tuberculosis breakdowns (focal culling) have a higher prevalence of infection than the badger population at large. This observation is one rationale for the medium term national strategy of focal badger culling. A vaccination strategy for the control of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in badgers is a… CONTINUE READING

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