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TB
Mycobacterial infections and vole bacillus vaccines
  1. Camilo Colaco1 and
  2. Richard Birtles2
  1. 1ImmunoBiology, Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge CB22 3AT e-mail: camilo.colaco@immbio.com
  2. 2School of Enviromental and Life Science, University of Salford, Manchester M5 4WT

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THE recent cluster of cat TB in the UK and its transmission to humans has received much interest and the causative organism was shown to be the bovine TB pathogen Mycobacterium bovis, with a clear link to bovine TB in the area established by genotyping (Roberts and others 2014). However, it should be pointed out that while this outbreak was caused by infection with M bovis, feline infections with the vole TB pathogen Mycobacterium microti are far more common in the UK (Smith and others 2009, Kipar and others 2013).

The most interesting feature of the infection of cats with these …

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