Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bovine TB moving between humans and animals

A veterinary nurse and her dog in the U.K. have contracted bovine tuberculosis.

While the investigation is ongoing, there is a belief that infected badgers have spread the TB to beef and dairy cattle herds, which have served as a conduit transmission to pets and humans.

It is unusual for people to contract Bovine TB, but farmers and vets who work with infected animals can run the risk.

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