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Molecular survey of Coxiella burnetii in wildlife and ticks at wildlife–livestock interfaces in Kenya
Coxiella burnetii is the causative agent of Q fever, a zoonotic disease of public health importance. The role of wildlife and their ticks in the epidemiology of C. burnetii in Kenya is unknown. ThisExpand
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Sub-acute toxicity of the chloroformic extract of Rapanea melanophloeos (L.) Mez in rats.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Cape beech (Rapanea melanophloeos) is an important medicinal plant that is widely used in most of Africa. Currently, little toxicological information is available onExpand
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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Towards Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses and Q Fever in Laikipia and Maasai Mara, Kenya
Many factors contribute to misdiagnosis and underreporting of infectious zoonotic diseases in most sub-Saharan Africa including limited diagnostic capacity and poor knowledge. We assessed theExpand
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A 56-Day Oral Toxicity Study of the Aqueous Extract of Rapanea melanophloeos (L.) Mez in Rats
Rapanea melanophloeos is a tropical tree that is extensively utilized in African traditional medicine to treat helminthiases, tuberculosis, and heart-water. As with many other medicinal plants, thereExpand
Atypical dermatophilosis of sheep in Kenya.
An outbreak of an atypical form of ovine dermatophilosis affecting the lips and muzzle with a very high morbidity in weaners and hoggets in Kenya is reported. Clinical diagnosis of ovineExpand
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Molecular surveillance of spotted fever group rickettsioses in wildlife and detection of Rickettsia sibirica in a Topi (Damaliscus lunatus ssp. jimela) in Kenya
Spotted fever group rickettsioses are a group of tick-borne zoonotic diseases caused by intracellular bacteria of the genus Rickettsia. The diseases are widely reported amongst internationalExpand
Solanum incanum L. is a shrub found in many areas of Kenya. The toxicity of ripe Solanum incanum L fruits has been carried out in sheep and goats with no effect. However, unripe fruits are moreExpand