WSU Rabies Free Tanzania launches vaccination decentralization trial
Washington State University Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health (Allen School)-Rabies Free Tanzania announces a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded program, expected to radically improve dog vaccination delivery to address human rabies deaths in East Africa. Rabies kills nearly 60,000 people each year, primarily children from dog bites.
A social justice perspective on access to human rabies vaccines
Rabies kills tens of thousands of people every year despite being entirely vaccine preventable.
In a Poor Kenyan Community, Cheap Antibiotics Fuel Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections
Overuse of the medicines is not just a problem in rich countries. Throughout the developing world antibiotics are dispensed with no prescription required.
WSU tops nation in USDA research funding
Washington State University received more USDA research and development funding than any other university for the second year in a row.
The Silence of the Frogs
In the mid-1990s, investigators identified a mysterious and seemingly unstoppable killer. Its name? Chytrid. Its prey? Frogs. Since then, the disease has ravaged frog populations worldwide, and despite decades of research there’s still no cure.
Tanzanian farmers don’t vaccinate against foot and mouth disease. Here’s why
Foot-and-mouth-disease is one of the world’s most contagious and economically damaging diseases. Infected animals develop lesions on the feet, mouth, and/or mammary glands which cause lameness, loss of appetite and decreased milk yields.
Washington State University recognizes three veterinary faculty
Washington State University recently honored distinguished members of the University community, including three from the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Scientists who discovered ‘amphibian plague’ worried a dangerous new hybrid disease will emerge
The team that cracked the case of the “amphibian plague” devastating frog and toad populations around the world are worried that worse is still to come.
Scientists prospect Zika and MERS scourge in Kenya
As the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) Annual Scientific and Health Conference concluded last Friday, infectious disease expert Njenga Kariuki made a startling revelation during his keynote speech.
Scholar calls for harmonized response to emerging diseases in Africa
African countries should adopt a harmonized approach to boost the fight against diseases affecting humans and animals, a Kenyan scholar said on Thursday.