Untreated Dairy Products, Consumer Preferences Help Spread Brucellosis In East Africa

SciDev.Net: Raw milk breeds fever disease in East Africa
“Consumer preferences and poor dairy processing techniques have made East Africa a hotbed for brucellosis, a fever disease spread by contaminated milk, a study warns. The disease, which is caused by Brucella bacteria shed in livestock’s urine, milk, and other bodily fluids, is spreading across East Africa, says an article in the latest issue of the African Crop Science Journal…” (Nakweya, 4/12).