Laboratory capacity to diagnose Mycobacterium bovis in East Africa

Feb 2, 2017 | Blog, Latest news, News, OneHealth, Zoonotic Diseases |

The full report can be accessed at this link: http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/docspdf/en/2016/CHEROTICH1.pdf

A report by Dr. Chepkwony submitted to the OIE- Regional Representation for Africa explores the diagnostic capacities at different scales for both human and animal national tuberculosis reference laboratories in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to diagnose Mycobacterium bovis. One recommendation put forward is that national governments should invest in new and more accurate diagnostic technologies for detecting zoonotic tuberculosis. Moreover, it is important to utilize regional and international partnerships and carefully determine how to link these new tests and incorporate them within a country’s national diagnostic algorithm.

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