United Kingdom - Dramatic rise recorded in TB spread to other species

Last year, 119 cases were identified in eight different ‘non-bovine’ species in England, the latest figures from Defra show. This is more than the previous five years put together and represents a four-fold increase on 2007 when 29 cases were identified in six species. There were 30 cases identified in 2006 and 29 in 2005.
Tuesday 12 May 2009 (9 years 4 months 12 days ago)
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Last year, 119 cases were identified in eight different ‘non-bovine’ species in England, the latest figures from Defra show. This is more than the previous five years put together and represents a four-fold increase on 2007 when 29 cases were identified in six species. There were 30 cases identified in 2006 and 29 in 2005.

The 2008 figures show there was a big increase in disease identified in goats - 33 cases, compared with 2 in 2007 - and in deer - 34 cases in 2008 against just one in 2007. There were also 18 cases in domestic cats, compared with 14 in 2007 and 10 in pigs, compared with 5 in 2007.

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