[epidemiology of human and animal brucellosis in western africa. the results of six studies in the ivory coast, upper volta, and nigeria].brucellosis has a two-fold importance in public health: the transmission of the disease to man by contact with animals or ingestion of raw milk is of direct importance; of indirect importance is the loss of animal protein. the authors have carried out ten epidemiological investigations in different bio-climatic zones of west africa. more than 120 villages were evaluated. in each village, 100 persons were chosen at random and all or part of the animal population was also studied. three tests were ...1976177324
human vulnerability to climate variability in the sahel: farmers' adaptation strategies in northern burkina this study, the authors investigate farmers' vulnerability to climate variability and evaluate local adoption of technology and farmers' perceptions of adaptation strategies to rainfall variability and policies. a survey was conducted in a community in northern burkina faso following the crop failure of 2004. in 2006, following a better harvest, another survey was conducted to compare farmers' actions and reactions during two contrasted rainy seasons. the results confirm that farmers from thi ...200919037691
microsatellite analysis characterizes burkina faso as a genetic contact zone between sahelian and djallonke sheep.a total of 123 sheep belonging to the djallonke, mossi, and burkina-sahel breeds, along with 41 spanish xalda sheep were genotyped for 27 microsatellites. the pair djallonke-mossi had the highest between breeds molecular coancestry. admixture analysis informed on the parental role of the burkina-sahel and djallonke breeds. the mossi breed was a hybrid population nearer to the djallonke breed. only half of the mossi individuals were correctly assigned to their breed. the burkina-sahel and djallon ...200919370454
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