Animal TB threatens human health say vets and doctors

Animal TB threatens human health say vets and doctors
 

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 Organization (WHO) say animal TB has been neglected for decades.
Raw or unpasteurised milk is one of the most common sources of the infection.
But animal tuberculosis - officially known as zoonotic tuberculosis - also affects those in close... read more

 
1 October 2016 in Health, Views: 45
Source: BBC
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