A restatement of the natural science evidence base relevant to the control of bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain

Title: A restatement of the natural science evidence base relevant to the control of bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain
Author(s): Godfray, HCJ
Donnelly, CA
Kao, RR
Macdonald, W
McDonald, RA
Petrokofsky, G
Wood, JLN
Woodroffe, R
Young, DB
McLean, AR
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a very important disease of cattle in Great Britain, where it has been increasing in incidence and geographical distribution. In addition to cattle, it infects other species of domestic and wild animals, in particular the European badger (Meles meles). Policy to control bTB is vigorously debated and contentious because of its implications for the livestock industry and because some policy options involve culling badgers, the most important wildlife reservoir. This paper describes a project to provide a succinct summary of the natural science evidence base relevant to the control of bTB, couched in terms that are as policy-neutral as possible. Each evidence statement is placed into one of four categories describing the nature of the underlying information. The evidence summary forms the appendix to this paper and an annotated bibliography is provided in the electronic supplementary material.
Publication Date: 7-Aug-2013
Date of Acceptance: 9-Jul-2013
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/48817
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.1634
ISSN: 0962-8452
Publisher: Royal Society, The
Journal / Book Title: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Volume: 280
Issue: 1768
Copyright Statement: © 2013 The Authors. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.
Sponsor/Funder: Medical Research Council (MRC)
Medical Research Council (MRC)
Funder's Grant Number: G0600719B
MR/K010174/1B
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Biology
Ecology
Evolutionary Biology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
BIOLOGY
ECOLOGY
EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
bovine tuberculosis
epidemiology
cattle
badgers
vaccination
badgers
bovine tuberculosis
cattle
epidemiology
vaccination
Animals
Cattle
Geography
Incidence
Risk Reduction Behavior
Tuberculosis, Bovine
United Kingdom
Animals
Cattle
Tuberculosis, Bovine
Incidence
Risk Reduction Behavior
Geography
Great Britain
06 Biological Sciences
11 Medical And Health Sciences
07 Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences
Publication Status: Published
Article Number: ARTN 20131634
Appears in Collections:Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care



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