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Non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) in pigs in Busia, Nairobi and Malawi

Non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) in pigs in Busia, Nairobi and Malawi

I am investigating the prevalence of Non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) in pigs in both Kenya and Malawi in extensive, low input production systems. The aim is to determine whether invasive NTS are present in the pig population of three study areas; one rural and one urban area in Kenya and one rural region of Malawi. In sub-Saharan Africa, NTS is a leading cause of human mortality, particularly in the very young, old, malnourished, or those suffering from co-morbidities such as HIV or malaria.

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Freshwater Vector Snails and their Infection with Trematode cercariae in Busia County

Freshwater Vector Snails and their Infection with Trematode cercariae in Busia County

In this study, we sought to identify snail species infected with Trema-tode cercariae and environmental factors that correlate with their presence. This was undertaken to better understand the underlying biology of these species to better understand the risk of transmission of livestock- and human-infectious trematodes.

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