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2014-04-02 08:34:35

Technology Also Offers Potential for Human TB Tests, as Well as Animal and Human TB and Other Vaccines PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyBatics, Inc., whose novel biobead platform offers applications for diagnostics, antigen delivery/vaccines, bioseparations and many other uses, today announced the start of field trials of a unique tuberculosis (TB) skin test based on the company's bionanoparticle technology. The PolyBatics Assign-bTB product is a DIVA...

Badger Social Networks And The Spread Of Bovine Tuberculosis
2013-10-22 04:31:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The social lives of badgers are related to their risk of infection with bovine tuberculosis (TB), according to a new study from the University of Exeter and the AHVLA's National Wildlife Management Center. "In wild animals, just as in humans, social networks are very important for disease transmission," said Robbie McDonald of the University of Exeter. "When management changes stable networks, the results for disease control are...

Badgers Responsible For Half Of Tuberculosis Found In Cattle
2013-10-11 13:47:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal PLoS Currents: Outbreaks suggests that badgers are responsible for a large number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in cattle in certain areas. Researchers estimate that badgers ultimately account for 52 percent of cattle TB in areas where prevalence in cattle is high. However, only around six percent of infected cattle catch TB from badgers; the remaining number of cases is a result of transmission of the...

Parasite Proves To Be Troublesome For Diagnosing Bovine Tuberculosis
2012-05-23 09:39:29

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Researchers have uncovered new clues in the battle against bovine tuberculosis (bTB), which claimed the lives of thousands of U.K. cattle and wildlife last year. A parasitic flatworm often found in cattle, Fasciola hepatica - or common liver fluke, reduces the sensitivity of bTB skin tests and produces false negatives in the animals, according to a team of U.K. scientists at the Universities of Nottingham and Liverpool. Many in the British beef and dairy...

2011-11-30 14:53:11

A University of Adelaide scientist says much more could be done to predict the likelihood and spread of serious disease - such as tuberculosis (TB) or foot-and-mouth disease - in Australian wildlife and commercial stock. Professor Corey Bradshaw and colleagues have evaluated freely available software tools that provide a realistic prediction of the spread of disease among animals. They used a combination of models to look at the possible spread of TB among feral water buffalo in the...

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2011-07-14 08:40:40

Localized badger culling in response to bovine tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks increases the risk of infection in nearby herds, according to a new analysis. The study, by researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling at Imperial College London, was published July 13 in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. The findings come as the Government prepares to decide whether to license farmers to organize the widespread culling of badgers over areas of...

2011-02-18 16:05:50

Nele Festjens and Nico Callewaert of VIB and Ghent University have improved the efficacy of the vaccine for tuberculosis. The new vaccine affords - as already proven in mice - better protection against the disease. The development of a new tuberculosis vaccine is a priority in the fight against the disease which claims the lives of 1.7 million people each year. The current vaccine provides only partial protection. Nico Callewaert: "Our vaccine is more effective because it is more quickly...

2010-02-11 08:20:03

Badger culling is unlikely to be a cost-effective way of helping control cattle TB in Britain, according to research published today in PLoS ONE. The authors of the study, from Imperial College London and the Zoological Society of London, say their findings suggest that the benefits of repeated widespread badger culling, in terms of reducing the incidence of cattle TB, disappear within four years after the culling has ended. Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a disease in cattle that has a serious...

2009-08-13 11:10:12

A British government scientist is believed to have contracted bovine tuberculosis from an infected badger, a government official said. Thirty other staff members employed by the government's Food and Environment Research Agency in Woodchester, England, near Stroud, are also being tested for the often deadly infectious disease, said Alison Wilson, FERA's head of executive support. This is the first time a suspected case of mycobacterium bovis has jumped the species barrier and caused human...

2009-07-10 13:15:00

In 2008, the U.S. Department of Agriculture spent $31 million to depopulate herds of cattle affected by bovine tuberculosis (TB), even though the risk of the disease has been significantly reduced in the U.S. over the past several decades. Worldwide, especially in developing countries, the disease persists, which could threaten the U.S. cattle industry in terms of international trade.The development of new tools to better understand bovine TB and to help disease eradication efforts by the...


Latest Mycobacterium bovis Reference Libraries

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2011-04-18 22:11:24

Mycobacterium bovis is a slow-growing, aerobic bacterium and the causative agent of tuberculosis in cattle. Similar to M. tuberculosis, M. bovis can jump the species barrier and cause tuberculosis in humans. It is estimated that M. bovis was responsible for more losses among farm animals than all other diseases combined in the first half of the 20th century. Infection happens after bacterium is ingested. It is generally transmitted to humans via infected milk. Actual human infections are...

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2009-02-16 19:47:24

The European badger (Meles meles) also known as the Eurasian Badger, is a species of badger indigenous to much of Europe (excluding northern Scandinavia, Iceland, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and Cyprus). It is also found in many parts of Asia, from about 15° to 65° North, and from about 10° West to 135° East. It is related to stoats, otters, weasels, minks, and other badgers. There are 5 subspecies. The fur is gray above and black on the underside with a unique black-and-white...

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2007-01-22 16:14:45

The Eurasian or European badger, Meles meles, is a mammal indigenous to most of Europe (excluding northern Scandinavia, Iceland, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and Cyprus) and to many parts of Asia. It is particularly abundant in Britain and Ireland. It is a member of the Mustelidae family, and so is related to the stoats, otters, weasels, minks and other badgers. The Eurasian badger is the only species classified in the genus Meles. The general hue of its fur is grey above and black on the...

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