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October 23, 1937

Government Services

JAMA. 1937;109(17):1373. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780430051018

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New York Free from Bovine Tuberculosis  The state of New York was officially designated by the U. S. Department of Agriculture as a modified accredited area, indicating its practical freedom from tuberculosis of cattle, October 1. New York is the forty-sixth state in which all counties are in the modified accredited status, indicating that bovine tuberculosis has been reduced to less than 0.5 per cent as shown by the tuberculin test. According to a release from the department of agriculture there are no counties east of South Dakota that have not been placed in this classification, and only one other state, California, in which there are any nonaccredited counties. The eradication of bovine tuberculosis was begun in New York in 1919 and the first county, Essex, was designated as a modified accredited area in 1924. Since that time some counties have been added to the list almost every year, but

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