An­i­mal TB threat­ens hu­man health, say vets and doc­tors

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Lon­don: An­i­mal tu­ber­cu­lo­sis, which is spread through con­tam­i­nated food, is a greater threat to hu­man health than pre­vi­ously re­alised, lead­ing doc­tors and vets have warned. The dis­ease can be more se­ri­ous and harder to treat than con­ven­tional, hu­man tu­ber­cu­lo­sis. The world has com­mit­ted to be­ing free of tu­ber­cu­lo­sis by 2035. But bod­ies in­clud­ing the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion (WHO) say an­i­mal TB has been ne­glected for decades. Raw or un­pas­teurised milk is one of the most com­mon sources of the in­fec­tion. Source: BBC

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