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U.N. Announces First-Ever Roadmap To Prevent Zoonotic TB, Lessen Impacts On Rural Communities In Africa, Asia

U.N. News Centre: U.N. and partners launch plan to stop transmission of bovine tuberculosis to humans
“Stressing the damaging impact on poor rural communities in Africa and South-East Asia of animal tuberculosis’ (bovine TB) transmission to humans, United Nations health experts launched the first-ever roadmap to combat the so-called zoonotic TB…” (10/12).

VOA News: WHO Urges Action to Stop Animal TB, Its Spread to Humans
“…The health agency warns zoonotic TB, as it is called, infects about 150,000 people and kills more than 12,000 every year. … Besides posing a major risk to food safety and human health, the WHO notes bovine TB threatens people’s livelihoods and results in major economic and trade barriers…” (Schlein, 10/12).

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