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Zoonotic tuberculosis

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the World Health Organisation, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) joined to launch the first zoonotic TB roadmap. It is based on a One Health approach recognising the interdependence of human and animal health sectors for addressing the major health and economic impacts of this disease. This roadmap which outlines a plan for combatting animal tuberculosis (bovine TB) and the corresponding disease in humans (zoonotic TB) lays down ten priorities grouped into three core themes:

  • Improve the scientific evidence base
  • Reduce transmission at the animal-human interface
  • Strengthen intersectoral and collabortive approaches

Zoonotic TB Road Map

Zoonotic TB factsheet

Zoonotic TB in humans beings caused by M. bovis - a call for action (The Lancet)