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Ugandan-made tick vaccine advances to promising stage

The article was first published on the Sunrise News website

By Jonan Twinamatsiko.

Since the start of 2017, an estimated 5,000 heads of cattle have died in Kiruhura and Ssembabule districts due to the spreading East Coast Fever and Babesiosis diseases.

There is a ray of hope that finally the tick challenge will be brought under control. More exciting perhaps, as The Sunrise reveals, the solution in the form of an anti-tick vaccine, is being developed Ugandan researchers at the National Livestock Resources Research Institute (NaLIRRI) in Tororo.

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