Reply To: Johne’s (paratuberculosis)

  • Haley

    December 29, 2023 at 7:02 am

    2. Does MAP infect humans?

    Yes. Two studies, one authored by Abubakar et al. and the other by Feller et al., have assembled publications on studies searching for MAP, or immune responses to MAP, in humans -to establish whether MAP ever infects humans (see publications listed below). Both have concluded that MAP has infected humans although whether these infections subsequently were the direct cause of disease is an open question. In the cases when MAP could be isolated from humans, the genetic fingerprints of the organism were the same as those cultured from animals.

    Note: Finding evidence of MAP infection does not necessarily indicate that MAP can cause disease in humans. The causation question remains unresolved.”