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  1. Trained Rats are Detecting Tuberculosis and Saving Lives | Georgies Mgode | TEDxKenmoreSquare

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    | Contributor(s):: Georgies Mgode

    Tuberculosis (TB) is the number one global killer by an infectious disease. In Tanzania, a team is embracing an innovative and efficient method to speed up the diagnosis of TB that involves integrating super-sniffer rats to quickly identify patients. These trained rats are helping to save...

  2. Human and ecological risk factors for unprovoked lion attacks on humans in southeastern Tanzania

    | Contributor(s):: Kushnir, Hadas, Leitner, Helga, Ikanda, Dennis, Packer, Craig

    Lions (Panthera leo) have attacked over 1,000 people in Tanzania since 1990. We worked in the two districts with the highest number of attacks, Rufiji and Lindi, and conducted interviews in two villages with high attack numbers and two neighboring villages with no attacks. Logistic regression...

  3. Maintaining complex relations with large cats: Maasai and lions in Kenya and Tanzania

    | Contributor(s):: Goldman, Mara J., De Pinho, Joana Roque, Perry, Jennifer

    Research and conservation efforts often occur in areas outside of national parks where people live, often side-by-side and sometimes in conflict with large carnivores. In Tanzania and Kenya much of this work employs a human-wildlife conflict perspective and is based in Maasai areas, where many of...