The difference between now and a few decades ago, Fevre says, is that diseases are likely to spring up in both urban and natural environments
Selected endemic zoonoses in pigs presenting for slaughter in Kampala, Uganda
Safer indigenous pork and healthier ethnic minorities in Vietnam by better management of parasitic foodborne diseases
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization listed the top 10 foodborne parasites of global concern in humans, with cysticercosis (caused by Taenia solium ) ranked the highest and trichinellosis (caused by Trichinella spiralis ) seventh. Human...
Identifying anthrax hotspots and associated ecological factors in Kenya
In Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa, outbreaks of anthrax occur in certain ecological regions, primarily triggered by weather extremes. Outbreaks of this neglected disease result in significant morbidity and mortality in humans, livestock and wildlife. The overall goal of this project is to identify...
Co-infection with Rift Valley fever virus, Brucella spp. and Coxiella burnetii in humans and animals in Kenya: Disease burden and ecological factors
Rift Valley fever, brucellosis and Q fever cause serious illnesses in humans and are associated with extensive socio-economic losses in livestock. These diseases are prevalent in pastoral areas of Kenya and are among the country’s top 10 priority zoonoses. In people, the diseases cause intermittent...