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Tuberculosis: tracing the dilemma

Published in the Veterinary Times on 25th July 2005 Vol 35, No 27, pp 14 - 17

Tuberculosis: tracing the dilemma

Whilst tuberculosis was first found in badgers 34 years ago it is in fact quite understandable that the question is still asked as to whether badgers do spread TB to cattle. The political discomfort that surrounds this problem and the action necessary to address it is such that the politicians have done their best to wish it away. Misinformation about the subject now almost outweighs the truths. The purpose of this article is thus to set out the facts behind this remarkable dilemma.

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