Brucellosis, bovine TB study highlights one health connections

04/23/2013 | ScienceDaily

A study of cattle in Niger found that brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis pose threats to animals and humans there, but better cooperation between animal and human health officials can help minimize transmission of disease. Brucellosis occurred in about 13% of cattle herds, while roughly 1% of cows tested had bovine TB. Risk of transmission to humans was linked to consumption of unpasteurized milk, poor human hygiene, coughing animals and lack of quarantine.

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