Dairying in Bomet District, Kenya

Dairy farmer in Bomet District, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karimu).

Overview
The project deals with zoonotic infections amongst livestock and the farmers who keep them. Zoonotic diseases are infections transmitted between animals and humans.

The project addresses a set of hypotheses relating to endemic, neglected zoonoses in livestock and humans in East Africa, and the impact of co-factors (a condition that influences the effects of another condition) on the epidemiology of, and burden imposed by, these diseases.

The major objectives are to demonstrate a relationship between co-factors and risk of infection, and to investigate whether interventions aimed at co-factors can affect the risk of infection with the zoonoses.

Timeline
Start Date: 1 January 2009 | End Date: 31 December 2012

Country/Region
Kenya

Principal investigator
Eric Fèvre

Scientists
James Akoko
Karen Peterson
Katie Hamilton
Lazarus Omoto

Partners
Department of Veterinary Services, Kenya
International Livestock Research Institute
Kenya Medical Research Institute
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
University of Edinburgh
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Funder
Wellcome Trust, with additional support from the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

External link
Project website

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