Bovine Tuberculosis in Doñana Biosphere Reserve: The Role of Wild Ungulates as Disease Reservoirs in the Last Iberian Lynx Strongholds

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Christian Gortázar; María José Torres; Joaquín Vicente; Pelayo Acevedo; Manuel Reglero; José de la Fuente; Juan José Negro; Javier Aznar-Martín;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: volume 3, issue 7issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203
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  • Related identifiers: handle: 10261/6178, pmc: PMC2464716, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002776
  • Subject: Infectious Diseases/Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases | Research Article | Sampling | Microbiology | Medicine | Wild Ungulates | Spatial pattern | Q | R | Ecology | Ecology/Conservation and Restoration Ecology | Science | Doñana National Park | Environmental risk factors | Epidemiological studies | Mycobacterium bovis infection | Bovine tuberculosis (bTB)

Doñana National Park (DNP) in southern Spain is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve where commercial hunting and wildlife artificial feeding do not take place and traditional cattle husbandry still exists. Herein, we hypothesized that Mycobacterium bovis infection prevalence in ... View more
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