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 - 01 Mar 2004


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