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Laboratory capacity for diagnosis of foot-and-mouth disease in Eastern Africa: implications for the progressive control pathway

Alice Namatovu12, Sabenzia Nabalayo Wekesa34, Kirsten Tjørnehøj5, Moses Tefula Dhikusooka1, Vincent B Muwanika3, Hans Redlef Siegsmund6 and Chrisostom Ayebazibwe1*

Author Affiliations

1 National Animal Disease Diagnostics and Epidemiology Centre, Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries, P. O. Box 513, Entebbe, Uganda

2 Department of Biotechnical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity, Makerere University, P. O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda

3 Department of Environmental Management, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University, P. O. Box 7062/7298, Kampala, Uganda

4 Foot-and-Mouth Disease Laboratory, Ministry of Livestock Development, P.O. Box 18021, Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya

5 National Veterinary Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Lindholm, Kalvehave, DK 4771, Denmark

6 Department of Biology, Ole Maaløes Vej 5, Copenhagen N, DK-2200, Denmark

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BMC Veterinary Research 2013, 9:19  doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-19

Published: 24 January 2013

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Questionnaire on Laboratory capacity for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Diagnosis in Eastern Africa.

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