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This report highlights the efforts to eradicate Dracunculus medinensis in Africa, particularly Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Mali, South Sudan and Sudan. Insecurity and inaccessibility due to conflicts continue to hinder eradication efforts in certain areas of...

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
Weekly Epidemiological Record, 2020, 95, 20, pp 209-227
AbstractFull Text

During the year 2009, 47 of the African Union (AU) Member States (MS) submitted their animal disease status reports to AU-IBAR. This was quite an improvement as compared to 44 MS who submitted their reports in 2008. Out of the expected 636 monthly disease reports from all MS, 551 were received as...

Publisher
African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
Pan African Animal Health Yearbook, 2009, 2009, pp ix + 32 + XIV pp.
Abstract

Purpose of review: Sleeping sickness has re-emerged as a serious problem in sub-Saharan Africa, with an estimated 100000 deaths each year. South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola have experienced serious epidemics of the Gambian form of the disease. The control of Gambian sleeping...

Author(s)
Welburn, S. C.; Odiit, M.
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Hagerstown, USA
Citation
Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, 2002, 15, 5, pp 477-484
Abstract

The incidence of TB. in cattle and pigs as recorded in the official records in each territory in Africa south of the Sahara is reviewed. The disease is only rarely encountered in the Republic of the Sudan, Kenya, parts of French West Africa, Basutoland and Swaziland, but in the highlands of...

Author(s)
Rumeau, J. G.
Publisher
Comm. for Technical Cooperation in Africa South of the Sahara, Publ. Bureau, London, UK
Citation
Bulletin of epizootic diseases of Africa, 1957, 5, pp 21-32
Abstract

It is again stressed that an animal that has recovered from infection with one type of the virus can develop the disease from infection with any other type. The determination of the type of virus responsible for any outbreak has a fundamental bearing on the control of the disease in Great Britain...

Author(s)
Anon.
Publisher
Pirbright: The Institute.,
Citation
The Foot. and. Mouth Disease Research Institute. Report for the years 1954-1955., 1955, pp 22 pp.
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Sanga is the collective name for the indigenous cattle of Sub-Saharan Africa, now classified as Bos taurus africanus. Sanga cattle are characterized...

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Cover for lumpy skin disease

Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a viral disease of cattle that is of high economic importance and is endemic in most African countries (OIE, 2017). It is...

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Cover for contagious bovine pleuropneumonia

The causative agent of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides SC (small colony); the first mycoplasma to...

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Cover for Friesian cattle breeds

The origins of the Bos taurus Friesian cattle breed were the black and white animals of migrant European tribes, the Batavians and the Friesians, who...

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Anaplasmosis is a disease of ruminants caused by obligate intraerythrocytic parasites of the order Rickettsiales, family Anaplasmataceae (Ristic and...

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