A new model of pathogen transmission in developing urban landscapes
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Scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Liverpool and elsewhere have published an article in Nature Microbiology on how diverse strains of a common pathogenic bacteria spread in Nairobi, Kenya.
The article titled ‘Population genomics of Escherichia coli in livestock-keeping households across a rapidly developing urban landscape’ sheds light on how diseases might emerge and proliferate within a complex city, and how they might best be controlled.
Photo credit: Researchers entering sampling data (Zoonoses and Emerging Diseases).