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Social factors affecting seasonal variation in bovine trypanosomiasis on the Jos Plateau, Nigeria

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, October 2013
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Title
Social factors affecting seasonal variation in bovine trypanosomiasis on the Jos Plateau, Nigeria
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Parasites & Vectors, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1756-3305-6-293
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Ayodele O Majekodunmi, Akinyemi Fajinmi, Charles Dongkum, Kim Picozzi, Ewan MacLeod, Michael V Thrusfield, Alexandra P M Shaw, Susan C Welburn

Abstract

African Animal Trypanosomiasis (AAT) is a widespread disease of livestock in Nigeria and presents a major constraint to rural economic development. The Jos Plateau was considered free from tsetse flies and the trypanosomes they transmit due to its high altitude and this trypanosomiasis free status attracted large numbers of cattle-keeping pastoralists to the area. The Jos Plateau now plays a major role in the national cattle industry in Nigeria, accommodating approximately 7% of the national herd, supporting 300,000 pastoralists and over one million cattle. During the past two decades tsetse flies have invaded the Jos Plateau and animal trypanosomiasis has become a significant problem for livestock keepers. Here we investigate the epidemiology of trypanosomiasis as a re-emerging disease on the Plateau, examining the social factors that influence prevalence and seasonal variation of bovine trypanosomiasis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 1%
Unknown 70 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 22%
Researcher 14 19%
Student > Master 10 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 10%
Lecturer 6 8%
Other 16 22%
Unknown 3 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 29 40%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 9 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 6%
Environmental Science 3 4%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 11 15%

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