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  • 01.14.2020
    Cancer, climate change, re-emerging diseases to dominate research this year
    The WHO reports that 47 (out of 54) African countries (87 per cent) have reported emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases since 1997.
    The EastAfrican
  • WSU Shield
    Workshop inaugurates surveillance project on human and animal diseases in Kenya
    A variety of zoonotic diseases afflict Kenyan livestock and the people who raise them. Using a modified prioritization tool developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, experts in human and animal health in 2015 identified five priority zoonotic diseases in Kenya: anthrax, trypanosomiasis, rabies, brucellosis and Rift Valley fever.
    ILRI Blog
  • 10.16.2019
    Vaccine stockouts expose Kenyans to rabies
    Two of the tried and proven methods of controlling rabies are vaccinating dogs or people. Rabies, a disease transmitted by dogs and is fatal when the bitten person develops clinical signs, has been in Kenya for the last 100 years, and kills at least 2,000 people every year in the country. However, stockouts of the life-saving vaccines are being experienced in the counties for as long as nine months.
    Daily Nation - Kenya
  • 09.30.2019
    Mass vaccination of dogs set to eliminate rabies
    A global initiative that seeks to eliminate the rabies virus - Rabies Free Africa - is set to vaccinate two million dogs in East Africa.
    The Guardian - IPPMedia
  • 09.24.2019
    Why "World Rabies Day" is important
    The queue in the center of Shirati Sota village in northern Tanzania begins to form at around 8 a.m. and continues to grow throughout the day. Children, mostly boys, bring the dogs. Women tend to bring cats, usually inside sacks. As they arrive all at once, a newly appointed rabies coordinator struggles to keep the group in an orderly fashion, with dogs, unaccustomed to their twine leashes or metal chain, picking fights with one another. Despite a tedious wait in the tropical heat, no one leaves. By the end of the day more than 350 dogs and cats will be vaccinated – job done.
  • 08.13.2019
    Mobile phone-based surveillance for animal disease in rural communities: implications for detection of zoonoses spillover
    Improving the speed of outbreak detection and reporting at the community level are critical in managing the threat of emerging infectious diseases, many of which are zoonotic. The widespread use of mobile phones, including in rural areas, constitutes a potentially effective tool for real-time surveillance of infectious diseases
    The Royal Society
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    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.
    NY Times
  • Camels paraded during Somali cultural week in Mandera Animals are host to deadly viruses
    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.
    Daily Nation
  • WSU Shield
    New joint commitment of GAVI and WSU to eliminate human suffering due to rabies
    Expanding on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) commitment to end human rabies deaths by 2030, the Global Alliance Vaccine Initiative (GAVI) is expanding access to human rabies vaccines for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to provide equitable access to human rabies prevention following a suspected dog bite
    WSU News
  • Waiting for rabies vaccinations in Africa
    How to end human deaths from rabies: lessons from Kenya
    A discussion of issues surrounding animal and human vaccination programs and the improvement of education and public awareness.
    The Conversation
  • WSU Shield
    Humans, livestock in Kenya linked in sickness and in health
    Though researchers have long suspected a link between the health of farmers and their families in sub-Saharan Africa and the health of their livestock, a team of veterinary and economic scientists has quantified the relationship for the first time in a study.
    WSU Insider