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Tuberculosis in East Sussex. I. Outbreaks of tuberculosis in cattle herds (1964–1984)

  • J. W. Wilesmith (a1), R. Bode (a2), D. G. Pritchard (a1), F. A. Stuart (a1) and P. E. Sayers (a3)...

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The history and epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis in cattle herds in East Sussex are described. Since 1960, following the compulsory eradication scheme for tuberculosis, the incidence of herd infection has been low. The epidemiological features of herd infection have been sporadic incidents, with only small numbers of cattle becoming infected in the majority of incidents. There was no evidence of endemic Mycobacterium bovis infection in the cattle population in East Sussex in recent years, but a low risk of infection for cattle on the South Downs, from badgers, was apparent.

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