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Classification of worldwide bovine tuberculosis risk factors in cattle: a stratified approach

Authors
Journal
Veterinary Research
0928-4249
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Volume
40
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1051/vetres/2009033
Keywords
  • Review Article
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

The worldwide status of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) as a zoonosis remains of great concern. This article reviews the main risk factors for bTB in cattle based on a three-level classification: animal, herd and region/country level. A distinction is also made, whenever possible, between situations in developed and developing countries as the difference of context might have consequences in terms of risk of bTB. Recommendations are suggested to animal health professionals and scientists directly involved in the control and prevention of bTB in cattle. The determination of Millenium Development Goals for bTB is proposed to improve the control/eradication of the disease worldwide.

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