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Testing milk and cheese for the presence of viable M. paratuberculosis. - FS1029

Description
To determine whether M. paratuberculosis cells isolated from pasteurised cows milk and cheese made from pasteurised cows milk are viable.
Objective
Some evidence suggests that M. paratuberculosis is a chronic enteric pathogen in humans as well as in a number of animal species. This work is aimed at determining whether cells of this organism found in pasteurised cows milk and in cheese made from pasteurised cows milk are viable thus exposing humans to this organism.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 1994

Cost: £51,847
Contractor / Funded Organisations
St Georges Hospital Medical School
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