KETRI DFID Trypanosomiasis in Kenya June 1999

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1999
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Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute
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Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute
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Trypanosomosis in cattle is ranked as a disease of major importance in Kenya. Of the other endemic diseases of cattle in the country, only East Coast Fever compares with trypanosomosis in terms of the effort and resources expended on its control by government, research organisations and donor agencies. A government research establishment employing several hundred staff (The Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute) exists with the sole purpose of carrying out research that will eventually lead to the effective control of both animal and human trypanosomosis and the effective reclamation of tsetse-infested lands. The Department of Veterinary Services has a Division of Entomology and Tsetse Control predominantly occupied with the survey and control of tsetse flies. The Ministry of Agriculture list tsetse control as one of its core projects. Thus, tsetse-transmitted trypanosomosis, that has concerned the governments of many African countries, since the beginning of the century, continues to be considered an important problem in Kenya.
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