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Animal tuberculosis: the (never)ending story?

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April 30th, 2023

Balseiro A. and Alvarez J..

In spite of the efforts invested for eradication of animal tuberculosis in Spain, there are still areas in which the disease persists. Here we summarize the re­sults of the Eratub project (Universidad de Leon-Universidad Complutense) regarding the characterization of the problems hampering the progress of the tuberculosis eradication programs in both areas of high and low preva­lence in Spain. The objectives achieved include estimating the performance of diagnostic tests at the herd and individual level in different situations, the assessment of the efficacy of new tools for the diagnosis and prevention of infection in wildlife, the identification of predictive factors for chronically/ recurrently infected herds, and the implementation of whole genome se­quencing technologies for the study of the epidemiology of the disease in domestic and wild animals. Our results demonstrate the need of taking into consideration the epidemiological context when implementing and inter­preting the measures contemplated in eradication programs, and of their constant evaluation and improvement considering new evidences

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Animal tuberculosis: the (never)ending story?


Universidad de LeónFacultad de Veterinaria. Universidad de León. 111

Universidad de LeónInstituto de Ganadería de Montaña (CSIC-ULE). Universidad de León. 111

Universidad ComplutenseCentro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM). 111

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM). 111


TITLE: Tuberculosis animal: ¿la historia (in)terminable?

TYPE: Article

AUTHORS: Balseiro A. and Alvarez J..

Julio Álvarez Sánchez

JOURNAL: Albéitar


DATE: April 30th, 2023



Balseiro A. and Alvarez J. Tuberculosis animal: ¿la historia (in)terminable?.. Albéitar. Grupo Asis. 2023. (Article)