About the Authors

Salome Dürr

salomeduerr@gmx.ch

Affiliation Veterinary Public Health Institute, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland

Borna Müller

Affiliations DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Tuberculosis Research, MRC Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Silvia Alonso

Affiliation Royal Veterinary College, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Jan Hattendorf

Affiliations Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Cláudio J. M. Laisse

Affiliation Division of Pathology, Veterinary Faculty, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique

Paul D. van Helden

Affiliation DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Tuberculosis Research, MRC Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

Jakob Zinsstag

Affiliations Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Competing Interests

BM received financial support from the Novartis foundation. This does not alter our adherence to all PLOS NTDs policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: SD JH. Wrote the paper: SD BM SA CJML JH PDvH JZ. Search for reports on bovine tuberculosis: BM. Eligibility assessment and extraction of relevant data: SD BM SA CJML. Analysis and interpretation of data: SD BM JH PDvH JZ. Overall project oversight and conceptual planning: BM JZ.