Epidemiology of East Coast fever (Theileria parva infection) in Kenya: past, present and the future

@inproceedings{Gachohi2012EpidemiologyOE,
  title={Epidemiology of East Coast fever (Theileria parva infection) in Kenya: past, present and the future},
  author={John M Gachohi and Robert A. Skilton and Frank Hansen and Priscilla N. Ngumi and Philip Mwanzia Kitala},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2012}
}
In this article, we review the epidemiology of East Coast fever (ECF), a tick-borne infection of cattle, in Kenya. The major factors associated with epidemiology of ECF include the agro-ecological zone (AEZ), livestock production system (LPS) and both animal breed and age. These factors appear to influence the epidemiology of ECF through structured gradients. We further show that the gradients are dynamically shaped by socio-demographic and environmental processes. For a vector-borne disease… CONTINUE READING
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