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Bovine tuberculosis

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease of both animals and humans caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis). Before eradication measures were adopted, bovine TB was 1 of the major diseases of man and domestic animals.

In Canada, bovine TB is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Act, and all cases must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Fact sheets

Infected herds and response

Herds infected with bovine tuberculosis in Canada (2011 to present)




What you might expect during a bovine tuberculosis investigation

When there is reason to suspect that a herd may be infected with bovine TB, the CFIA takes actions to investigate and, when present, respond to eradicate the disease. While all investigation and response situations are different, the steps involved in a bovine TB investigation/response have included the following:

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