People, animals and their zoonoses (PAZ) in Kenya

Published on 6 January 2011

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Start Date: 1 January 2009 | End Date: 31 December 2012


The ‘People, Animals and their Zoonoses’ (PAZ) project deals with zoonotic infections amongst livestock and the farmers who keep them. Zoonotic diseases are infections transmitted between animals and humans. The PAZ project addresses a set of hypotheses relating to endemic, neglected zoonoses in livestock and humans in East Africa, and the impact of co-factors (a condition that influences the effects of another condition) on the epidemiology of, and burden imposed by, these diseases. The major objectives are to demonstrate a relationship between co-factors and risk of infection, and to investigate whether interventions aimed at co-factors can affect the risk of infection with the zoonoses.

Funding: The project is principally funded by the Wellcome Trust, with additional support from theĀ UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

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