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Public encouraged to submit comments on removal of brucellosis from bioterror list

Comment period closes May 18


April 30, 2020

Montana Department of Livestock

HELENA — The Montana Department of Livestock is encouraging the public to submit comments to remove brucellosis from the select agent — or bioterror — list.

Diseases on the select agent list have severe restrictions on research because they could pose a threat to human, animal or plant health.

Including brucellosis on the list has prevented research that could have led to new vaccines, diagnostics and other methods of disease control, Montana State Veterinarian Dr. Marty Zaluski said.

“Without better tools, especially vaccines, brucellosis will...

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