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Health of humans and livestock linked in Kenya

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 in Medical Rewind

“It’s important because an estimated 300 million people living in sub-Saharan Africa depend on their livestock as a main source of livelihood and nutrition,” said lead author Thumbi Mwangi. A tribesman guards cattle in Kenya. Photo by Willem van Aken/CSIRO NAIROBI, Kenya, May 11 (UPI) — There is a plethora of anecdotal evidence that the health of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa is closely linked to the health of their livestock. Now there is quantitative evidence too. Researchers at Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health...

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