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New studies on MERS coronavirus and camels in eastern Africa published

New studies on MERS coronavirus and camels in eastern Africa published

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Part of a large camel herd in northern Kenya; on the outskirts of Marsabit and Moyale, the average distances to watering points run into dozens of kilometres (photo credit: Ann Weru/IRIN).

Written by Dan Klotz

Two new papers on MERS coronavirus and camels in Eastern Africa have been published in the science journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Summary points

  • Studies find that camels in Egypt,…

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Wildlife populations are declining dramatically in Kenya’s Kajiado County

Wildlife populations are declining dramatically in Kenya’s Kajiado County

Kitengela rangeland in Kenya: Wildlife and livestock

Wildlife and livestock still share the rangelands of Kitengela, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann).

‘Wildlife populations are declining severely in many protected areas and unprotected pastoral areas of Africa, researchers from leading universities and international research institutes said.

‘”Rapid large-scale land use changes, poaching, climate change, rising…

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