Beating brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis. Validated RNRRS Output.

Abstract

This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Principally based on Projects R7229, R7357, R7985 and R7271. To boost livestock production and improve people's health, researchers in Tanzania have been working to increase people's knowledge of brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis—diseases which cause long-term illness in people and production losses in livestock. In Tanzania both diseases are a growing problem, and lack of knowledge is the major barrier to efforts to stop their spread. This work has involved identifying the groups most likely to be affected by the diseases and developing better ways of showing them how contamination can be avoided—such as boiling milk, and taking extra care when handling raw milk and placentas. Work to educate health practitioners and vets has also given good results, because diseases like brucellosis are often misdiagnosed and mistreated.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts on Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (15 pp.) taken from the CD.

Citation

AHP04, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 63.

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