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2008-09-19 17:02:55

The skeleton of a man discovered in a shallow grave on what is now a college campus in England could belong to one of Britain's earliest victims of tuberculosis. Radiocarbon dating suggests the man died in the fourth century, around A.D. 302, when Romans ruled the region. He was interred in a shallow scoop in a flexed position, on his right side. The man, aged 26 to 35 years old, suffered from iron deficiency anemia during childhood and at 5-foot, 4-inches, was shorter than average for...

2008-09-01 12:00:21

Concern in Britain is high after a woman and her dog tested positive for bovine tuberculosis in Cornwall county, experts say. An Environment Food and Rural Affairs Department official confirmed the respiratory infection was found in a veterinary nurse and her pet, leading to as-of-yet unanswered questions about how the disease spread across different species, The Times of London reported Monday. There have been previous cases in Britain of bovine tuberculosis in humans, but those cases...

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2008-07-08 08:05:00

Britain's environmental secretary has confirmed the government will not be issuing licenses to cull cattle tuberculosis (TB). Hilary Benn made the remarks in a Commons statement, and acknowledged that although a broad-based cull might improve the situation, it could also worsen the problem. The details about the decision were made public in a BBC News report, which said Britain's National Farmers' Union (NFU) is seeking legal advice about the situation. The disease affected approximately...

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2008-04-09 04:10:00

A tuberculosis outbreak in Welsh cattle as resulted in a "targeted cull" of badgers to eradicate the disease. Details and location of the cull have not been announced. According to rural affairs minister Elin Jones, the Welsh Assembly Government's plan includes a one-off test of all cattle and a review of the compensation system Wales' chief veterinary officer said bovine TB was out of control and the current policy was not working. Incidents of TB in cattle have increased dramatically and...

2006-04-06 07:30:00

By Scott Haggett CALGARY, Alberta -- Last October, a group of scientists met in the fortress-like biological sciences building of the University of Alberta's Edmonton campus to mull how best to kill all 4,500 bison in a Canadian national park. The animals, in Wood Buffalo National Park some 450 miles north of Edmonton, make up one of the world's last and largest free-roaming bison herds, among the last remains of the massive herds that roamed western North America until Europeans settled the...

2006-02-07 07:59:44

LONDON (Reuters) - The National Farmers Union said on Tuesday it is to mount a legal challenge to British government plans to introduce pre-movement testing of cattle later this month in a bid to tackle bovine tuberculosis. Britain's farm ministry announced in mid-December it would introduce compulsory pre-movement testing of some cattle, effective February 20, and said it would consult on a possible badger cull to tackle the rapidly spreading disease. The NFU cited a lack of public...

2006-01-04 09:50:00

OXFORD -- Britain is set to cull badgers in a bid to tackle bovine tuberculosis despite opposition from wildlife groups, Tim Bennett, president of the National Farmers' Union, said on Wednesday. "That (a badger cull) is not a debate. Frankly this is going to happen," Bennett told reporters at a news conference held at the annual Oxford Farming Conference. Last month the British government announced it was holding a consultation about whether to cull badgers in a bid to control the spread...

2006-01-04 07:34:40

OXFORD (Reuters) - Britain is set to cull badgers in a bid to tackle bovine tuberculosis despite opposition from wildlife groups, Tim Bennett, president of the National Farmers' Union, said on Wednesday. "That (a badger cull) is not a debate. Frankly this is going to happen," Bennett told reporters at a news conference held at the annual Oxford Farming Conference. Last month the British government announced it was holding a consultation about whether to cull badgers in a bid to...

2004-11-27 03:00:10

Laboratorians have been on the front lines in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) ever since Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus in 1882. The bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M tuberculosis) has a high concentration of lipids in the cell wall, which makes it the ultimate survivor. It is impermeable to stains and dyes, resistant to many antibiotics, resistant to killing by acidic and alkaline compounds, resistant to osmotic lysis via complement deposition,...


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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