Investigation into Mycobacterium bovis phenolic glycolipid as a potential biomarker of bovine tuberculosis in urine
Mycobacterium bovis, the etiological agent of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is reported to cause disease in man and animal alike on every continent aside from Antarctica. Although coordinated efforts have been made for over a century in the US to cease transmission of this pathogen, outbreaks still occur. It has been posited that the failure to eliminate transmission of this pathogen is partially due to the diagnostic in use, which lacks critical sensitivity and specificity. To address this gap, we investigated a potential new method of identifying infected animals that is through the detection of ...
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