Possible link found between cattle, human diseases

Case report provides more evidence that Johne's disease in cattle and Crohn's disease in people may be linked.

Washington State University professor William C. Davis and his collaborators published a case report last week that provides more evidence that two gastrointestinal diseases, one in cattle the other in people, may be linked.

Davis is an immunologist in the department of veterinary microbiology and pathology in the Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine. He explains that Johne’s disease is a major animal disease problem worldwide that is caused by Mycobacterium avium pa

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