American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume 99, Issue 4, 2018
Recurrent Anthrax Outbreaks in Humans, Livestock, and Wildlife in the Same Locality, Kenya, 2014–2017
Epidemiologic data indicate a global distribution of anthrax outbreaks associated with certain ecosystems that promote survival and viability of Bacillus anthracis spores. Here, we characterized three anthrax outbreaks involving humans, livestock, and wildlife that occurred in the same locality in Kenya between 2014 and 2017.
Mathew Muturi, John Gachohi, Athman Mwatondo, Isaac Lekolool, Francis Gakuya, Alice Bett, Eric Osoro, Austine Bitek, S. Mwangi Thumbi, Peninah Munyua, Harry Oyas, Obadiah N. Njagi, Bernard Bett and M. Kariuki Njenga