Zoonotic Diseases

Department Doctoral Student Featured on The Lancet

Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology Doctoral Student Dr. Athman Mwatondo's work was recently published in the prestigious journal The Lancet. Dr. Mwatondo is a Medical Epidemiologist working for the Ministry of Health in Kenya. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Nairobi and MSc in Applied Epidemiology from Jomo Kenyatta University.

Surveillance of Potentially Zoonotic Viruses

Thanks to the University of Helsinki Taita Station, Dr. Joseph Ogola PhD, researcher in the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology  together with Dr. Kristian Forbesa Visiting Faculty member recently had a good field trip in Kenya to sample bats, mosquitoes, and ticks for surveillance of potentially zoonotic viruses.

Head of the Zoonotic Disease Unit of the Ministry of Health Visits the Department

Dr Athman Mwatondo, a medical epidemiologist with Kenya’s Ministry of Health and the co-lead in the Zoonotic Disease Unit for Kenya’s One Health Platform,  Zoonotic Disease Unit (ZDU) at the Ministry of Health (MoH) Kenya paid a courtesy visit to the Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology Dr Marianne Mureithi. Dr Mwatondo is currently doing his Doctoral studies in the same department at the University of Nairobi

SOP Writing Workshop For Zoonotic Diseases

As part of laboratory capacity building efforts, members of the Department of Microbiology took part in a successful SOP writing workshop training held at Alba Hotel in Meru County. 

This is one of the key objectives for a research project titled "Building capacity for Zoonotic Diseases Diagnostic in underserved communities in Kajiado and Isiolo County", a partnership between Colorado State University and the University of Nairobi.