East Africa: Cattle Fever Dealt a Blow on the Nose

Scientists and wildlife authorities are starting field trials of the first promising vaccine for a devastating cattle disease that plagues farmers across East Africa. Malignant catarrhal fever is transmitted from wildebeest to cattle during the annual migration of over a million wildebeest across the Serengeti and Masai Mara in Kenya and Tanzania. The vaccine’s efficacy has to be gauged before venturing into commercial production. Read this story here.


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