Mycobacterium bovis Infection, United Kingdom

Robert M.M. Smith*, Francis Drobniewski, Andrea Gibson, John D.E. Montague, Margaret N. Logan, David Hunt, Glyn Hewinson, Roland L. Salmon, Brian O'Neill

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    We describe the first documented spillover of bovine tuberculosis from animals into the human population of the United Kingdom since the resurgence of the disease in cattle in the country. This finding suggests that there may be a small risk for transmission to humans, making continued vigilance particularly necessary.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)539-541
    Number of pages3
    JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

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