Africa / Animal Diseases / Cattle / East Africa / ECF / ILRI / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Partners / Tick Unit / Vaccines

A short history of the ‘live’ vaccine protecting Africa’s cattle against East Coast fever

This article provides a short history of the ‘live’ vaccine (officially known as the infection-and-immunization method of immunization) protecting Africa’s cattle against the lethal cattle disease East Coast fever and names the major funding agencies critical to its development over the last four decades and its deployment in more recent years. Continue reading

Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Cattle / East Africa / ECF / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Vaccines

New Gates-funded vaccine project tackles East Coast fever in cattle in Africa

‘A team of scientists from The International Livestock Research Institute has launched a project of developing a superior vaccine against the East Coast Fever known to kill one animal after every 30 seconds and currently threatening some 28 million cattle in East and Central Africa. . . .’ Continue reading