M. bovis has a similar with the structure and metabolism of M. tuberculosis. Human Mycobacterium bovis infection generally occurs in older patients. Humans who consume more unpasteurised milk may have this infetion. M. bovis is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped , acid-fast, , aerobic bacteria. Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is caused by Mycobacterium bovis and continues to be an essential livestock disease in many countries, and its control and eradication is highly difficult due to the lack of sensitive tests. Although, Person-to-person transmission is very rare. Tuberculosis tests based on cell-mediated responses (skin and gamma interferon) can detect animals in the early stages of infection, they still fail to detect up to 20% of truly infected animals. Antibody testing for bovine-TB control can significantly helps for the detection of bTB-infected herds. Transmission and subsequent disease was a combination of two (host and environmental factors). Omics publishes the articles related to Mycobacterium bovis which in turn deals with the diseases transmitted though milk. Open access publishing was a major focus at OMICS this year. As we have rapidly expanded the number of options authors can choose from when publishing open access.
Last date updated on June, 2014