Select Committee on Agriculture Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Letter from Mr Albert Weager (J10)

  I remain convinced that the continued culling of badgers will prove little that is not already known ie that both cattle and badgers can be infected with the disease, as can humans.

  What needs to be determined is how, by identifying the means of transmission. My own experience, as previously mentioned, drives me towards the existence of a "tic" which puts the infection into a host's blood stream. Thus the infection could easily be transmitted from cow to cow, badger to badger, cow to badger and badger to cow.

  Have the investigators tried to identify such an agent of transmission?

25 October 2000

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