TB bacteria survive in amoebae found in soil

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Scientists have discovered that the bacterium which causes bovine TB can survive and grow in small, single-celled organisms found in soil and dung. It is believed that originally the bacterium evolved to survive in these single-celled organisms known as amoebae and in time progressed to infect and cause TB in larger animals such as cattle.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200121112918.htm">Science Daily</a>

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