Mycobacterium bovis is a causative agent of tuberculosis known as bovine TB. It is the causative agent of Bovine tuberculosis in a range of animal species and man. It is a slow growing aerobic bacteria which is similar to the pathology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In humans, it causes chronic debilitation, coughing, and further spread to other organs.
People are most commonly infected with M. bovis by eating or drinking contaminated, unpasteurized dairy products. Individuals who work with cattle, bison, or cervids (e.g., deer or elk), or products from these animals such as hides, milk, or meat are at a higher risk of suffering from bovine tuberculosis.
Bovine tuberculosis is usually treated in a similar way as tuberculosis is treated. M. bovis is usually resistant to one of the antibiotics, pyrazinamide, typically used to treat TB disease. However, sometimes a multidrug treatment is required to treat bovine treatment.
Related Journals of Mycobacterium bovis
Mycobacterial Diseases Journal, Applied Microbiology: open access, Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology, Journal of Infectious Diseases and Diagnosis, Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology - Mycobacterium bovis , Mycobacterium bovis, mycobacterium bovis isolation, Mycobacteria Journals, Isolation of Mycobacterium Bovis from Human Sputum in Zambia