Cost effectiveness of three components of the bovine tuberculosis surveillance system

Lucas Pantaleon

Surveillance of infectious diseases such as bovine tuberculosis (bTB), relies on ability of participants to follow protocols. Methods to evaluate the effectiveness of animal surveillance systems use epidemiological and, for cost-effective evaluations, economic data. It is well known that the effectiveness of disease surveillance systems relies mostly on the willingness of their actors to participate and follow prescribed practices.

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Could McLintock syringes cause false-positive results in the intradermal tuberculin test?

Joaquín Ventura & Fernando Díaz

Multi-dose automatic syringes are used in bovine tuberculosis eradication campaigns for inoculating intradermal injections of purified protein derivatives (tuberculin). One of these is the McLintock syringe, which is widely used in Europe. It allows the intradermal injection of 0.1 mL of tuberculin in each inoculation, with a short needle that ensures that the tuberculin injection is intradermal.

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