Dieudonne KABKIA decided to specialize in animal X-Ray

A rarity in Africa that cannot be ignored.  His research works began several months ago under the supervision of Pr Marion FUSELIER of the Veterinary School of Nantes (France); Pr. Lantam SONHAYE from Sylvanus Olympio University Hospital in Lome (Togo) and others at EISMV in Dakar (Senegal).

He took advantage of the scientific days of the fiftieth anniversary of the Inter-State School of Veterinary Sciences and Medicine of Dakar to deliver a guide to the practice and interpretation of X-ray images rich in legendary diagrams and X-rays to the scientific community.

What is animal X-Ray?

Animal X-Ray is very important to help the veterinarian to detect pathologies that can reach the devices of animals and monitor the progress of a treatment in progress.

It is also recommended by the World Organization for Animal Health for the diagnosis of various pathologies including zoonosis such as tuberculosis in domestic carnivores.

Domestic carnivores, which are perfectly susceptible to tubercle bacilli, represent a long-term source and sometimes an inter human relay whose relative importance is growing. They are a source of infection and therefore reveal a human infection evolving at low noise. 

According to the World Health Organization, the global epidemic kills at least 600 people a day in Africa. 80% of these victims are between 15 and 49 years old.

The worst is to come in the year 2020, according to World Organization for Animal Health which predicts 35 million deaths from tuberculosis.

The situation is more dramatic when we know that the number of people suffering from the disease is increasing. Thus, every year 1.5 million new cases of tuberculosis are detected in Africa.

However, the veterinarian must always ensure that carnivores do not serve as a secondary epidemiological relay in a TB outbreak, whether animal or human.

The diagnosis of carnivore tuberculosis is extremely difficult to make. X-Ray generally facilitates the diagnosis of this pathology in domestic carnivores.

A part from the work on animal X-Ray, Dr KABKIA is also working on the project of Traceability of domestic animals under the Global Health Security Agenda program (GHSA) led by the Prime Minister of Senegal.

Launched in February 2014, GHSA is a growing partnership of more than 64 countries, including Senegal, international organizations and non-governmental stakeholders.

It aims to help countries build their capacity to contribute to the creation of a world protected from infectious threats and diseases and to make global health security national and global priority.

Senegal is now a model in countries participating in GHSA. He created a Task Force at the Senegalese Prime Minister's Office in 2015, an Emergency Center in 2014, carried out assessments of veterinary services and health services in 2016, and created a High Council for Global Sanitary Security on December 11, 2017.

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