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Recent research on bovine paratuberculosis in South Korea

Authors
 Han Sang Yoo  ;  Sung Jae Shin 
Citation
 Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, Vol.148(1-2) : 23-28, 2012 
Journal Title
 Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 
ISSN
 0165-2427 
Issue Date
2012
Abstract
Bovine paratuberculosis (Johne's disease), a chronic and debilitating disease of ruminants caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), is a major cause of chronic ruminant enteritis. A national eradication program has been in place in South Korea since the first report of the disease in 1967; however, only limited data on bovine paratuberculosis in South Korea are available. Some research, such as investigations of the reactivity of animal sera against MAP antigens, has been done in localized areas and in limited animal species. Compared with the worldwide situation, the development of diagnostic methods in South Korea has shown similar results even though some data were obtained from international collaborative studies. MAP is considered by some to be zoonotic, noting an association with Crohn's disease, although this issue is still controversial; however, research into this association is limited. Decisions based on disease priorities have hampered active progress in research on the disease. In this paper, we reviewed the available results generated from South Korea compared with global research. Finally, we propose a theme for future research.
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/92009
DOI
10.1016/j.vetimm.2012.06.005
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Microbiology (미생물학교실)
Yonsei Authors
신성재(Shin, Sung Jae)
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