Badger vaccine shows promise for tackling cattle TB

By Richard Black, BBC

Vaccinating badgers could prove a good way to tackle the spread of TB in cattle, according to research.

In a four-year project, UK scientists found vaccination reduced the incidence of TB infection in wild badgers by 74%.

This does not prove vaccinating badgers would reduce the number of cattle catching the disease, they caution.

But they say it could “overcome some of the challenges” surrounding badger culling, which the UK government wants to bring in next year.

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