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Kenya's Maasai remember rinderpest

Global eradication of cattle plague welcomed


24 June 2011, Rome - Maasai elders in Kenya are among those who have seen, first-hand, the devastation caused by rinderpest, or cattle plague. For millennia, the virus was a threat to animal health and human livelihoods, until the success of an FAO-led programme to eradicate the disease from all but a few laboratory settings worldwide.