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Mexicans head off spread of zoonotic tuberculosis

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 17 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k220
  1. Jacqui Thornton
  1. Guadalajara
The Union/Steve Forrest/Workers’ Photos

The still twitching heads of 50 slaughtered cows in five rows of 10 are being inspected by vets, distinguishable from the slaughtermen by their orange hard hats, in the Zapopan municipal slaughterhouse in Jalisco state, Mexico.

The vets are searching for signs of calcified lesions that indicate bovine tuberculosis. Each part of the body is marked in turquoise with …

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