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1 April 2010 Bovine Tuberculosis in Livestock and Wild Boar on the Mediterranean Island, Corsica
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The zoonotic agent of bovine tuberculosis (bTB), Mycobacterium bovis, can be transmitted between domestic and wild animals, threatening wildlife populations and control programs for bTB in cattle. In Corsica, a French Mediterranean island where domestic and wild species have close interactions, bTB cases have been reported in cattle, pigs, and wild boar. Moreover, genotypes of M. bovis found in wild and domestic animals from the same area were identical. These data strongly suggest that wild and domestic animals are associated in an epidemiologic bTB-transmission cycle. More investigations are needed, not only to understand the role played by each species in order to implement appropriate control measures, but also to assess the risk of transmission to humans.

Céline Richomme, María Laura Boschiroli, Jean Hars, François Casabianca, and Christian Ducrot "Bovine Tuberculosis in Livestock and Wild Boar on the Mediterranean Island, Corsica," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46(2), 627-631, (1 April 2010). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-46.2.627
Received: 27 February 2009; Published: 1 April 2010
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