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Geographic distribution of cattle anthrax in Western Zambia

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Title: Geographic distribution of cattle anthrax in Western Zambia
Authors: Simbotwe, Manyando Browse this author
Mulenga, Evans Browse this author
Furuta, Yoshikazu Browse this author
Munkombwe Muuka, Geoffrey Browse this author
Hang'ombe, Bernard Mudenda Browse this author
Higashi, Hideaki Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: anthrax
geographical distribution
Zambia
Issue Date: May-2019
Publisher: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
Journal Title: Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research
Volume: 67
Issue: 2
Start Page: 195
End Page: 202
Abstract: Cattle anthrax outbreaks have been reported in Western Province, Zambia since the 1970s. Although several efforts have been made to control these outbreaks, their persistent occurrence remains a major problem. To understand the current epidemiological situation, we analyzed the annual, seasonal, and geographical distributions of cattle anthrax in Zambia from 2000 to 2016. Results indicate a decrease in the annual number of reported cases and a change in geographical distribution of outbreaks. Anthrax vaccinations can influence the epidemiological situation of the Western Province; therefore, the seroprevalence of Bacillus anthracis protective antigen antibodies was determined in 1619 cattle. The overall seropositive rate was 24.9% (403/1619) and it varied among sampling areas, suggesting that anthrax vaccination programs must be reinforced in Zambia.
Type: bulletin (article)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/74800
Appears in Collections:Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research > Volume 67 Number 2

Submitter: 獣医学部図書室

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