S.M. Kihu, Co- Authors - C.G. Gitau, L.C. Bebora, J.M. Njenga, G.G. Wairire, N. Maingi, R .G. Wahome,. RISK FACTORS AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH SPREAD OF PESTE DES PETITS RUMINANTS IN TURKANA DISTRICT, KENYA. PhD study ongoing
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Co- Authors - C.G. Gitau, L.C. Bebora, J.M. Njenga, G.G. Wairire, N. Maingi,
R .G. Wahome,
PhD study ongoing
Second Biannual conference of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture 20th-24th September 2010 Entebbe
Peste des petit ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious, infectious and often fatal viral disease of sheep, goats and wild small ruminants.
Disease is found in Africa and Asia
In Eastern Africa region the disease has been described in Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania
There were reports suspecting PPR in Kenya in 1992.
The disease was confirmed in Turkana Kenya in 2007.
Study area is six Divisions of Turkana District purposively selected based on initial reports of PPR outbreaks and they lie along the international frontier. Loima, Orropoi, Kakuma, Lokichogio, Kaalich, and Kibish
The methods of PE that will be used include matrices scoring, proportional piling, participatory mapping, timelines and seasonal calendars to determine the risk factors associated with PPR.
Sero prevalence analysis using competitive Enzyme-Linked Immuno-sorbent Assay (C-ELISA) to determine the herd immunity
Impact of PPR on Turkana livelihoods will be assessed
Cost benefit analysis will be undertaken to establish economical and social viability of PPR control measures so far undertaken.
A stochastic MSVEIR model will be developed to inform on PPR disease dynamics and evaluate the most appropriate control strategies
Maternal immunity, Susceptible, Vaccinated, Exposed , infectious and Resistant