Epidemiology and Infection

Special Article

Tuberculosis: the disease and its epidemiology in the badger, a review

C. L. Cheesemana1, J. W. Wilesmitha2 and F. A. Stuarta3

a1 Worplesdon Laboratory, Tangley Place, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey GU3 3LQ

a2 Epidemiology Unit

a3 Bacteriology Department, Central Veterinary Laboratory, New Haw, Weybridge, Surrey KT15 3NB

Abstract

The data accumulated from 1972 to 1987 on the distribution and prevalence of tuberculosis in the badger population in Great Britain is reviewed. The current information on the influence of Mycobacterium bovis infection on badger population dynamics and its clinical effect on badgers is also summarized.

(Accepted March 14 1989)

Footnotes

J. W. Wilesmith, Epidemiology Unit, Central Veterinary Laboratory, New Haw, Weybridge, Surrey KT15 3NB.

Metrics