A4NH In the News: Why Anthrax Outbreaks Occur in the Same Areas

Cows graze in a field. Photo: J.Hodur/A4NH

Nakuru County in Kenya recently experienced an outbreak of anthrax, the potentially fatal disease which usually impacts herbivores, but can also impact humans. Yet this is not the county's first experience with the disease. Why do some areas seem to be anthrax hotspots?

Bernard Bett and John Gachohi, A4NH researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute working in the Improving Human Health flagship, recently spoke with The Conversation Africa about this issue, including why some areas see more outbreaks, how they are dealt with, and what can be done to prevent future outbreaksRead the interview here.