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Bovine TB
‘Strongest evidence yet’ that bovine TB is transmitted via the environment

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A STUDY set up to investigate how bovine TB might be spread between badgers and cattle has provided ‘the strongest evidence yet’ that environmental contamination by Mycobacterium bovis is more likely to be responsible than direct contact between the two species, according to its authors.

Rosie Woodroffe, of the Institute of Zoology at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), who led a research team investigating how bovine TB might be transmitted between badgers and cattle, commented: ‘It has been known for a long time that badgers can transmit TB to cattle – …

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