Integrated study of zoonotic pathogens in linked human and animal populations in rural Kenya

This project is integrated within the CDC/KEMRI International Emerging Infections Program focussing on zoonotic pathogens (IEIP-Z) in Asembo Bay, in western Kenya. The aim is to determine the relationship between outbreaks of zoonotic diseases in people and infection patterns in animals that are living in the same homesteads and community.  This will allow us to quantify the burden of zoonotic diseases in rural communities, determine risk factors for people, understand animal-related factors driving disease emergence and evaluate different animal species as potential sentinels for early detection of disease.