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Research project at the University of Assiut, bringing together Germany with 6 African countries, warns about the risk of Theileria disease, as a reason for infecting 70% of the new Valley cows and more than 30% of the cows in Assiut

2019-02-02

Assiut University President, Prof. Dr. Tarek El-Gammal, stressed the University's strategy of aspiring to work in a framework of international cooperation aimed at enriching the scientific and research movement within the university.
This came during the participation of Prof.Dr. Tareq El-Gammal in the meeting of the German-African project to support and produce a vaccine against Theileria parva and Theileria annulata in the countries of North and East Africa in the presence of Dr. Peter Klausen, Professor of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine and general coordinator of the project at the Free University of Berlin and Dr. Gaber Ahmed, Faculty member as well as a number of Faculty members from various faculties of the university. In his speech, Dr. Peter Klausen pointed out that the project is funded by the German Research Authority and includes seven countries, namely Germany, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Tanzania, Uganda and Sudan as part of an international research project to prepare the appropriate vaccine to eradicate the disease, which threatens the health and life of cattle and buffalo in the countries of North and East Africa. On his part, Dr. Gaber Ahmed praised the status of the University of Assiut, for participating in this international project in a strong and distinguished manner, which contributed to the continuation of the project successfully over eight years.
Dr. Gaber Ahmed gave a presentation on the life cycle of Theileria, such as Anolata and Parva, providing solutions on how to control disease and prevent infection .

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