Research into disease risk from meat
Tanzania is a hotspot for bacterial zoonoses which cause diarrhoea and blood-stream infection (sepsis), both a major preventable cause of death in poor countries. These zoonoses include non-typhoidal Salmonella and Campylobacter, which can be transmitted to people throughout the meat-to-consumer chain.
As the market drives larger-scale and more intensive meat production and centralised processing in Tanzania, researchers in the Hazards Associated with Zoonotic enteric pathogens in Emerging Livestock meat pathways project, led by Professor Ruth Zadoks and Professor John Crump, are exploring the pathways that meat takes from the farmer to the consumer, and assessing the safety of meat sold.
View a video version of a presentation from Dr Gerard Prinsen: ‘When cows go to town: reducing the risk to livestock and people.’