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Milk and Tuberculosis
According to Virgil Hulse, M.D. (Author of Mad Cows and Milkgate), half of the dairy herds in America have cows testing positive for bovine tuberculosis.
One cow infects another cow with tuberculosis.
Last week (January 10, 2005), America became aware of the Michigan hunter who caught bovine tuberculosis from a deer. The deer most likely ran out of the woods onto the cow's turf and became infected. This story should act as a warning to both hunter and dairy consumer. Eat body parts or drink body fluids from diseased animals and suffer the consequences. See: http://glrc.org/story.php3?story_id=2524
Some say that half the dairy herds in America are infected with bovine tuberculosis. Others promote the consumption of raw milk. Neither thought should be comforting to milk and dairy consumers.
Milk & Tuberculosis
"Infected raw milk is the chief means by which milk-borne tuberculosis is transmitted to man." ~Journal of Dairy Science, 19:435, 1936
"Many diseases such as tuberculosis are transmissible by milk products." ~Journal of Dairy Science 1988; 71
"Some strains of mycobacteria, similar to those that are associated with tuberculosis, have been found to survive pasteurization." ~The National Mastitis Council, Inc. 1970 Washington, D.C.
"A Mycobacterium bovis-infected dairy herd of 369 Holstein cows with lactation duration between 200 and 360 days was tested... 170 cows had positive tuberculin test results, and 199 had negative results." ~Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 1998 Sep, 213:6
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