On the basis of literature data, the authors present the common aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, pathological and pathohistological changes, diagnosis and its difficulties and limits of treatment and prevention of human Chron-disease and bovine Johne-disease. Serological screening for paratuberculosis in cattle started in Hungary in the 80's, which showed cc. 50% positivity. Less than 10% of the 20 000 blood samples [cattle, sheep, goat, wild or zoo ruminants (deer, moufflon, antelope)] examined between 2000 and 2004 were positive. M. paratuberculosis was cultured from 13% of 2600 faeces samples originating form positive herds. Clinical form of Chron disease involves cc. 6000 persons in Hungary with great differences in the different parts of the country (Table 1.). The authors consider necessary to improve diagnostic examinations aiming at the detection of paratuberculosis and on the basis of it, to eradicate the disease.
|Translated title of the contribution||Connections between Chron-disease in humans and Johne-disease (paratuberculosis) in cattle|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2005|
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