Considerable progress has been made toward the control and eradication of tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium bovis from domestic animals. However, sporadic outbreaks continue to occur in many countries. Public health and regulatory officials throughout the world continue to be concerned about the effect these M. bovis outbreaks have on control of tuberculosis in cattle, other domestic farm animals, captive wild animals, and humans. Mycobacterium bovis Infection in Animals and Humans, second edition, is the most comprehensive collection of timely information regarding M. bovis in any single source. This international reference includes the most current information on mechanisms of virulence of tubercle bacilli and immunologic and biochemical responses of the host involved in resistance. The book includes information on diagnosis and application of the latest molecular techniques in epidemiologic investigations. Included are chapters on the economic impact of outbreaks of M. bovis in alternate species on control programs in domestic animals. Tuberculosis specialists from around the world have produced an invaluable reference for veterinarians, health care workers, public health officials, state and federal regulatory personnel, and livestock producers interested in the importation of animals for herd additions. A completely revised and updated edition Includes information on the status of M. bovis infection in animals and humans globally Extensive reference lists to help readers explore the literature furtherWobeser, Gary A. is the author of 'Essentials of Disease in Wild Animals ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780813805894 and ISBN 0813805899.