Global Eradication

Nomads in Africa Key Players in Global Eradication of Rinderpest

NAIROBI, KENYA (13 September 2012)—A new analysis published today in Science traces the recent global eradication of the deadliest of cattle diseases, crediting not only the development of a new, heat-resistant vaccine, but also the insight of local African herders, who guided scientists in deciding which animals to immunize and when.