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Rift Valley Fever Disease Detection prior Human Transmission

Occurrence of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) has often been linked with El Niño rainfall. To curb future outbreaks of RVF, M. Kariuki Njenga and colleagues carried out enhanced syndromic surveillance of 22 high-risk RVF Kenyan counties to collect data on RVF-associated syndromes and risk factors in livestock from November 2015 through February 2016.

Their research, recently published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, could provide the first step toward establishing a national syndromic surveillance system for livestock in Kenya.

Impact Of Age On Stem- Cell Functionality

Donor age does not appear to influence the functionality of stem cells derived from adult body tissues, concluded a new review. Research on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) found that cells derived from both old and young donors show no difference.