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Animal Health: Be skeptical about linking BLV with cancer in humans

News Roundup from the December 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Bovine leukemia virus (BLV or leukosis) is a bovine retrovirus that targets lymphocytes (white blood cells). It is present in many parts of the world, including Canada, the United States, and Eastern Europe. Infection with the virus usually doesn’t present with clinical signs, but around 30 per cent of the infected animals experience an abnormal […] Read more