Research and analysis

HAIRS risk assessment: leprosy in red squirrels

Qualitative assessment of the risk that Mycobacterium lepromatosis and M. leprae in red squirrels presents to the UK population.

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HAIRS risk assessment: leprosy in red squirrels

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Both Mycobacterium lepromatosis and M. leprae have recently been detected in free-living red squirrels in the UK for the first time. This risk assessment was completed to assess the overall risk to the UK population from infected red squirrels.

Published 20 June 2017