Status quo and history of Bovine TB in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland

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In Scotland the prevalence of “Bovine TB” never went over 1%.  In Ireland it did decrease from 8,1% in 2000 to 3.3 percent in 2016. In Wales it did increase from under 1%  in 2000 to 5.5%, there was a peak at  7.2% in 2012. In England there is an increase of the prevalence from 1% in 2000 to 6.3% in 2017. No significant effect at all  of control of prevalence of “Bovine TB” in England can be seen since 1996.  Just  in Ireland a sustainable decrease over 18 years can be seen. The country did  decrease the prevalence of Bovine TB more than 50%.



TB in cattle in Great Britain – GB by country dataset