The Mycobacterium avium Subspecies Paratuberculosis DilemmaGilles R. G. Monif1,2*
- Corresponding Author:
- Gilles R. G. Monif, MD
Infectious Diseases Incorporated
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Received date: November 30, 2015 Accepted date: January 07, 2016 Published date: January 14, 2016
Citation: Monif GRG (2016) The Mycobacterium avium Subspecies Paratuberculosis Dilemma. Biol Med (Aligarh) 8:270. doi:10.4172/0974-8369.1000270
Copyright: © 2016 Monif GRG, 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.
The purpose of this paper is to present and update the longitudinal perspective of the Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis dilemma as initially stated in Infectious Diseases Incorporated’s 2012 White Paper.
In both wild and domestic herbivores, Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) produces chronic granulomatous enteritis (Johne’s disease) that, if unchecked, is usually terminal.