Health of african buffalos (Syncerus caffer) in Ruaha national park, tanzania

Annette Roug, Epaphras Alex Muse, Deana L. Clifford, Goodluck Paul, Donald Mpanduji, George Makingi, Walter Magesa, Emmanuel Josephat, Jonna Mazet, Brian Bird, Daniel Mathayo, Rudovick Kazwala, Halima Kiwango, Woutrina Smith

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In association with a study investigat-ing the apparent decline of African buffalos (Syncerus caffer) in Ruaha National Park, Tanza-nia, 40 buffalos were screened for selected diseases. Bovine tuberculosis was detected in 23%, and exposure to Brucella abortus and Rift Valley fever virus in 18% and 8%, respectively, of buffalos tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-498
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of wildlife diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology


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