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NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21 – More than 60 young African scientists are gathered in Nairobi to showcase their initial findings at the 2018 Afrique One Aspire Science and Management Board meeting.

Drawn from 12 African countries, the scientists are presenting findings on diseases transmitted between livestock to human and vice versa such as rabies and brucellosis.

Afrique One Director Bassirou Bonfoh says the organization has committed itself to focus on diseases transmitted between animals and humans for the next five years.

Brucellosis, a disease transmitted from livestock to humans through poor meat handling and consumption of unpasteurized dairy products, causes significant losses of up to US$452 Million worldwide.

“Lack of sensitive diagnostics, coupled with the…

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