Bovine Leukemia: Zoonosis Associated with Breast Cancer in Humans?Olaya N*, Corredor A and Gutierrez MF
Microbiology Department, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nury Olaya
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: Feb 03, 2016 Accepted Date: Mar 03, 2016 Published Date: Mar 07, 2016
Citation: Olaya N, Corredor A, Gutierrez MF (2016) Bovine Leukemia: Zoonosis Associated with Breast Cancer in Humans?. J Med Surg Pathol 1:110.doi: 10.4172/jmsp.1000110
Copyright: © 2016 Olaya N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is the causative agent of enzootic bovine leukemia. It is proposed that BLV is restricted to bovines, but there are some reports of its presence in humans and its possible relationship with breast cancer. Considering that any relation or association between this virus and breast cancer could be relevant to human public health and to cattle producers worldwide, it is crucial that several research groups keep investigating in the topic with the aim of confirming the role that this virus should have in breast cancer development. Due to the lack of a vaccine, prevention and control strategies should be implemented by governments where livestock is rising.