Tuberculosis in ruminants

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Disease name Tuberculosis in ruminants
Animal Health Law Category if applicable B, D, E
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic bacterial disease of animals and humans caused by Mycobacterium bovis. In a large number of countries bovine tuberculosis is a major infectious disease among cattle, other domesticated animals, and certain wildlife populations. Transmission to humans constitutes a public health problem.
Status in Ireland Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Present
DAFM Division Responsible Ruminant Animal Health/ERAD Division
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes