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How Kenya developed vaccine that eliminated rinderpest

What you need to know:

  • From 1889 and 1897, disease swept across Africa killing 90per cent of all cattleThe Muguga vaccine.
  • The Muguga vaccine has for many years remained the vaccine of choice in the eradication of rinderpest.

Since countries are singing praises about their Covid-19 vaccines, let me remind Kenyans that our own Muguga veterinary research station is credited globally for developing a vaccine that saved the world’s livestock from rinderpest. Yes! We have been there, too.

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