The 99 Households Study is part of the Urban Zoo Project which is a joint project between scientists from Kenya and the UK. We are interested in how diseases can be transmitted between animals and people living in close contact in a city environment. The 99 Household study aims to collect in-depth information from 99 families from 33 different neighbourhoods stratified by socio-economic status across the whole of Nairobi. We are testing humans, animals and the home environment for bacteria that can be shared and spread between them.
Using a tablet to scan the barcodes on samples before submission to the labs
Drs. Karani and Muinde collecting samples from a guinea fowl
Prof. E. Fevre using boot socks to collect environmental samples
KEMRI Lab staff explaining the lab procedures to a reporter from the Voice of America News Programme
Faecal sample collection from a goat
Boot socks samples ready for the lab
A motorbike rider loading the cool box full of samples for delivery to the labs