Dairy farmer in Bomet District, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karimu).
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.
Start Date: 1 January 2009 | End Date: 31 December 2012
Department of Veterinary Services, Kenya
Kenya Medical Research Institute
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
University of Edinburgh
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wellcome Trust, with additional support from the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council