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TB Infection Hotspots Linked to Rising Sika Deer Numbers

News   Apr 07, 2021 | Original story from Trinity College Dublin

 
TB Infection Hotspots Linked to Rising Sika Deer Numbers

New research suggests Ireland's increasing populations of Sika deer may be linked to local outbreaks of TB infection in cattle. Although TB infection rates have decreased in general in recent decades, county-level data shows a correlation between higher Sika numbers and higher local TB infections - with County Wicklow a particular hotspot. Credit: Benjamin Lecomte.

 
 
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