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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

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

Wendy Brown at WSU part of international East Coast fever vaccine development project

Researchers at Washington State University have begun work on a vaccine that could save the lives of millions of cattle around the world. The disease, known as East Coast fever, killed more than 1 million cattle in 11 countries and cost ranchers more than $300 million last year, according to an international research group that includes Washington State University. Continue reading