Sunday 13 November 2011
Kenya - Vaccine in development for East Coast fever
A vaccine to protect cattle from East Coast fever, a destructive disease in eastern and central Africa, is being developed in Kenya.
Scientists from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Kenya’s International Livestock Research Institute have worked on the project for over five years.
They’re focusing on the tick that transmits the parasite responsible for East Coast fever. The project could also lead to a vaccine for Texas cattle fever, which is transmitted by similar ticks and parasites. – Alan Harman
Source: newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk
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