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First study to directly measure transmission of bovine Tuberculosis (TB) between cattle and badgers

A Wellcome Trust, BBSRC and Defra funded analysis of bovine Tuberculosis in cattle and badgers has exploited over fifteen years of observational and bacterial whole genome sequence data to provide the first ever direct estimates of the rates at which cattle and badgers infect each other with bovine Tuberculosis.

 

Speakers included:

Prof Rowland R. Kao, Sir Timothy O’Shea Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology and Data Science, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh

Prof Richard S. Delahay, Wildlife Biologist, National Wildlife Management Centre, Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA), and Visiting Honorary Professor, University of Exeter

 

This briefing was accompanied by a roundup of comments.

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