Tracking Brucellosis Transmission

Tracking Brucellosis Transmission

John Maday

AgWeb

Researchers from several federal agencies and universities recently completed a study tracking brucellosis transmission patterns between bison, elk and cattle. The study, using genomic analysis to identify specific strains of the brucellosis bacteria Brucella abortus, shows that elk can serve as a self-sustaining disease reservoir, exposing cattle and complicating control measures.

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