Douwe Bakker awarded Emeritus Member Award

12 June 2018 | News on TAFS

Our long-time member Douwe Bakker was awarded the Emeritus Member Award of the International Association for Paratuberculosis at its 14th International Colloquium earlier this month in Mexico. Congratulations, Douwe! We are honored to have you in our group and look forward to you briefing us again on this important topic, together with your fellow experts Irene Grant and Mike Collins, at the next TAFS meeting.Douwe Bakker being awarded Emeritus Member Award


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The Consensus from the Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP) Conference 2017

03 October 2017 | Technical news (uncommented clippings)

On March 24 and 25, 2017 researchers and clinicians from around the world met at Temple University in Philadelphia to discuss the current knowledge of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP) and its relationship to human disease. The conference was held because of shared concern that MAP is a zoonotic bacterium that poses a threat not only to animal health but also human health.

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TAGS TAFS, paratuberculosis, MAP, milk, cattle, food safety

New paper and video about MAP and Crohn's disease

18 February 2015 | Official publications

TAFS member Michael Collins summarizes the story of 'One Health - MAP - Crohn's Disease' in language readily understood by non-scientists on The website charges 40 US Cent for access to the story, the value of which goes far beyond.


Also recommended for watching: Crohn's Controversy: Cause, Vaccine and Anti-MAP Therapy by Phil Nicholson.

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TAGS TAFS, paratuberculosis, MAP, Crohn's