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Strengthening control of bovine tuberculosis at the animal–human–ecosystem interface

click to enlargeMarch 2015 - Bovine tuberculosis (due to Mycobacterium bovis) remains of great concern worldwide. Like the human form of tuberculosis, bovine tuberculosis commands increasing attention by the international community because of the dramatic rise in the number of infected herds and the subsequent effect on animal production. Mycobacterium bovis also has a significant impact on public health, causing zoonotic tuberculosis and therefore contributing to the overall incidence of human tuberculosis in affected settings. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has recognized zoonotic bovine tuberculosis as a priority infectious disease which should be controlled at the animal–human–ecosystem interface, through national and regional efforts...[Read more]

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FAO/OIE International Conference for the Control and Eradication of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR)

31 March - 02 April 2015
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