New WSU disease surveillance research points to targeted vaccination campaigns to fight endemic foot-and-mouth disease in rural East African cattle
Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a highly infectious disease of cattle that is responsible for causing considerable nutritional and economic insecurity in many developing countries with an estimated US$2.3 billion impact. FMD is endemic in much of Africa, including East Africa where Washington State University Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health (WSU) researchers are working to find solutions to the frequent outbreaks of the disease that affect rural household cattle.
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Rabies Elimination: Community Led Delivery of Dog Vaccines is Key
Canine–mediated human rabies has the highest case fatality rate of any known infectious disease and kills approximately 59,000 people annually, mostly children, with millions more saved only by costly post–exposure prophylaxis (PEP). The vast majority of human rabies fatalities occur in Africa and Asia, where access to PEP is limited.
10 Years: WSU’s Global Animal Health pursues ‘One World. One Health.’
When people have adequate sanitation and clean water, and the animals they raise for food are free from disease, those people not only are healthier, but they have improved opportunities in life through higher income, better education and overall well-being. That is One Health.
Researchers named to Washington State Academy of Sciences
Four Washington State University faculty have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences and two others were chosen to serve on the academy’s leadership board in 2018.
Models to support policy to improve rabies prevention and guide elimination
Recent in-country prioritization exercises have highlighted that rabies is a priority for countries like Kenya. By modelling the different tools that can be applied, we hope to support governments and international agencies and demonstrate how human deaths from dog-mediated rabies can be eliminated.
Why AFYA Is Focusing On Eradicating Rabies In Dogs In Rural Communities
When it comes to health much of the focus on the continent is on humans. But one organization is focusing on animals in an effort to eradicate rabies. AFYA goes out to rural communities to vaccinate dogs.
Dignity and Eliminating Diseases
Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health's Thumbi Mwangi talks about Dignity and Eliminating Diseases
Development as Dignity
Amazon Catalyst grants awarded to 10 WSU innovators
Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health's Mark Caudell was awarded the Amazon Catalyst grant for creating and deploying smart-thermometers among the pastoral Maasai in Tanzania.
Mission Rabies- Saving Lives One Vaccine at a Time: Podcast
Ending Rabies in Africa and Worldwide on The Dr. Courtney Show on Pet Life Radio!
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Water is Life
Water is life. But two billion people have no access to clean water, resulting in over 1.5 million child deaths per year.