Evaluating the efficacy of a Mycobacterium bovis vaccine in feral swine
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a globally significant zoonotic disease caused primarily by Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) transmission between wildlife, domestic livestock, and humans. Unfortunately in wildlife reservoirs of bTB, disease rates are increasing worldwide due to ecological dynamics and challenges in wildlife management. Despite effective, long-standing M. bovis eradication programs in the US, expanding wildlife reservoir habitat and importation of people, animals, and products from the Mexican dairy industry have become sources of zoonotic bTB infection. Currently, no tuberculosis ...
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