NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A genetic study of Mycobacterium bovis samples collected from cattle in Mozambique has teased out bovine tuberculosis (TB) transmission patterns in the area. 

The disease, which can be transmitted between animals and humans, and infects both cattle and wildlife, persists because the pathogen survives in animal reservoirs. It is of particular concern in Africa, where raw milk and meat from infected animals are frequently consumed and where HIV-infected individuals are especially susceptible to the disease.

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