Tuberculosis, Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases of Man and Animals
The Many Hosts of Mycobacteria
Harshini Mukundan, Mark Chambers, Ray Waters, Michelle Larsen
Mycobacteria are bacterial pathogens which cause diseases in humans and non-human animals. This monograph primarily covers the most important and widely researched groups of mycobacteria: members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) and Mycobacterium leprae, across a wide range of host species. M. tuberculosis and M. bovis are particularly relevant with the increasing drug resistance and co-infection with HIV associated with M. tuberculosis and the possible cross-infection of badgers and cattle associated with M. bovis. This book provides a reference for researchers working in different fields, creating a work which draws together information on different pathogens, and by considering the diseases in a zoonotic context, provides a One Health approach to these important groups of diseases.