TB Strain May Be Linked To Unpasteurized Dairy, Study Suggests

Published: May 06, 2008

ScienceDaily (May 6, 2008) — The incidence of a strain of tuberculosis (TB) called Mycobacterium bovis, or M. bovis, associated more often with cattle than humans, is increasing in San Diego and is concentrated mostly in Hispanics of Mexican origin, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in collaboration with San Diego County public health officials. Their analysis shows that changing patterns of TB in the United States are increasingly being driven by conditions outside of the country, especially in binational communities.

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