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Researchers Join to Control Brucellosis in Africa- January 2013 Workshop in Ethiopia
|The Agricultural Research Service co-organized a workshop "An integrated Approach to Controlling Brucellosis in Africa" sponsored by the U.S. State Department Biosecurity Engagement Program and with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Brucellosis is a serious disease that can infect animals and humans, causing chronic fever and joint pain in humans, and miscarriages in animals. To learn more about brucellosis and the importance of controlling it, visit the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service brucellosis facts page. |
Workshop goals included identifying gaps in brucellosis epidemiology, diagnosis, surveillance, and control programs. The January 29 to 31, 2013 workshop, hosted at the ILRI campus in Addis Ababa, assisted in designing research programs and intervention strategies to aid in the control of brucellosis at national and regional levels.
Experts gathered and addressed:
Projected outcomes of the workshop:
Participants from across Africa, the United States and other countries included:
For additional information, please visit the workshop website, or contact us at: