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Workshop: An integrated approach to controlling brucellosis in Africa

ILRI Campus Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

29-31 January 2013

Brucella infects multiple animal species, including cattle, sheep, pigs, small ruminants and other ruminant species such as camels, water buffaloes and yaks. Brucella infection in some developing countries can reach 30% of the human population making it a serious public health disease.In response to the problem of brucellosis in Africa, a workshop was held early 2013. Sponsored by the United States Department Biosecurity Engagement Program and organized by the United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the goals of the workshop were to assist participants in identifying gaps in brucellosis epidemiology, diagnosis, surveillance, and control programs.The workshop therefore sought to help participants devise strategies to mitigate brucellosis and reduce zoonotic infections and economic costs related to animal health.

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