Cat-to-human transmission of Mycobacterium bovis, United Kingdom

Catherine M. O’Connor, Muhammad Abid, Amanda L. Walsh, Behrooz Behbod, Tony Roberts, Linda V. Booth, H. Lucy Thomas, Noel H. Smith, Eleftheria Palkopoulou, James Dale, Javier Nunez-Garcia, Dilys Morgan

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Human infection with Mycobacterium bovis is reported infrequently in the United Kingdom. Most cases involve previous consumption of unpasteurized milk. We report a rare occurrence of 2 incidents of cat-to-human transmission of M. bovis during a cluster of infection in cats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2284-2286
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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