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Bovine TB
Mycobacterium bovis infection in cats and people
  1. Marc Abraham1,
  2. Caroline Allen2,
  3. Fiona Dalzell3,
  4. Bronwen Eastwood4,
  5. Richard Edwards5,
  6. Phill Elliott6,
  7. Geraldine Hale7,
  8. Mark Jones8,
  9. Andrew Knight9,
  10. Joanne Lewis10,
  11. Iain McGill11 and
  12. Alastair MacMillan12
  1. 1Grove Lodge Veterinary Group, 21 Southwick Street, Southwick, Brighton BN42 4AD
  2. 2226-228 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 3AP
  3. 32 Littlewood Cottages, School Road, Norwich NR8 6EP
  4. 4Wilbury Veterinary Surgery, 20 Wilbury Avenue, Hove, West Sussex BN3 6HR
  5. 5Foxfield, Slindon Bottom Road, Fontwell, West Sussex BN18 0SN
  6. 69 Hunt Road, Earls Colne, Essex CO6 2NX
  7. 7Empress Business Centre, 380 Chester Road, Manchester M16 9EA
  8. 8c/o Humane Society International/UK, 5 Underwood Street, London N1 7LY
  9. 9189 Liberty Place, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8JZ
  10. 10138 Chobham Road, Sunningdale, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 0HU
  11. 1181 Stanmer Park Road, Brighton BN1 7JL
  12. 12Pointers, West Chiltington Road, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 2EE

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THE recently published short communication by Roberts and others (2014) describing an unusual cluster of cases of Mycobacterium bovis infection in domestic cats in Berkshire relates to events some 12 months ago, although because of the perceived risk to human health, the report has created something of a media storm.

While we would not wish to understate the impact that infection might have on affected individuals, or to deny that any human health …

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