Received: 1 October 2020
Accepted: 29 April 2021
First Online: 6 May 2021
: This study was approved by the Research & Development Committee at the VAMC Bronx NY (0720-06-038.)
: Not Applicable.
: Dr. Greenstein is an Associate Editor of <i>Gut Pathogens</i>. Dr. Greenstein has three MAP related patents based on his published work in this field. Patents Issued: US Patent # 7,846,420: Issued: June 18, 2013. US Patent # 7,902,350: Issue Date March 8, 2011. US Patent # 8,507,251: Issue Date August 13, 2013. Dr. Sheldon T. Brown has the following potential Conflict of Interest: STB was a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA panel that issued the Report “Diagnosis and Control of Johne's Disease.” ISBN 0-309-08611-6. IRG, ACGF, LS, JRS, JSN & AT report no potential conflict of interest.