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[Comment] Zoonotic tuberculosis in Africa: challenges and ways forward

Outbreaks of Ebola virus, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, and Zika virus have highlighted the importance of the One Health initiative, and have challenged the field of public health to think about disease management and surveillance within multispecies host–pathogen ecosystems. The threat of zoonotic tuberculosis presents another case in point: millions of people exposed to unregulated mobile livestock—especially in Africa—are at risk of zoonotic tuberculosis from a range of mycobacterium species from these animals.