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JOHNE'S INFORMATION CENTER - University of Wisconsin Ñ School of Veterinary Medicine



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Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis: Infrequent Human Pathogen or Public Health Threat?
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People with Crohn’s disease (CD) are seven-fold more likely to have in their gut tissues the bacterium that causes a digestive-tract disease in cattle called Johne’s disease. The role this bacterium may or may not play in causing CD is a top research priority. This report points out that the cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown, and the possible role of this bacterium, which could conceivably be passed up the food chain to people, has received too little attention from the research community.

View press release or the full report is available at this URL: http://www.asm.org/Academy/index.asp?bid=60057

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