Potential Pathways for Mycobacterium Bovis Zoonotic Transmission to Humans

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dc.contributor.author England, Lauren
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-07T20:23:21Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-07T20:23:21Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13922
dc.description.abstract Veterinary Services, a branch of Animal Plant Health Inspections Services, has the responsibility to protect our nation’s animals and animal products through disease control and eradication programs, surveillance and monitoring. During the course of my experience working with Veterinary Services, I learned about program diseases and the different ways veterinary medical field officers and epidemiologists work together to control, monitor and survey these diseases. Veterinary Services has been working to eliminate bovine tuberculosis in the United States since the early 1900’s. The Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Program has been largely successful but tuberculosis keeps resurfacing in pockets around the U.S. leading to the conclusion that there must be a wildlife reservoir. Mycobacterium bovis is the cause of bovine tuberculosis and is considered a zoonotic pathogen. M. bovis has been reported to infect a wide range of host species including cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, cats, dogs, bison, badgers, possums, antelopes, elephants, seals, and humans(1). Through my experiences working with Veterinary Services, I was able to learn about the bovine tuberculosis eradication program and to explore different avenues in which M. bovis could be transmitted to humans. My report discusses the potential pathways for M. bovis zoonotic transmission to humans and my experiences working with Veterinary Services. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Zoonotic Transmission en_US
dc.subject Mycobatcerium Bovis en_US
dc.subject USDA Veterinarian Services en_US
dc.subject Zoonotic Pathogen en_US
dc.subject Bovine Tuberculosis en_US
dc.title Potential Pathways for Mycobacterium Bovis Zoonotic Transmission to Humans en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Public Health en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Public Health Interdepartmental Program en_US
dc.description.advisor Robert L. Larson en_US
dc.subject.umi Public Health (0573) en_US
dc.date.published 2013 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US

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