Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (M. paratuberculosis, Map) is the causative agent of paratuberculosis or Johne’s disease, a chronic granulomatous enteritis that affects a wide range of animals. This disease represents a relevant economic burden for the livestock industry, triggered by a progressive and fatal weight loss of the animals and a diminution in milk production. Controversially Map is also considered a human pathogen linked to some cases of zoonotic Crohn’s disease.
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