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.

For more reading: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article4649216.ece

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