Linda Peniel Salekwa
Tanzania 2021
Linda Peniel has extensive experience working on Rift valley fever (RVF) and Trypanosomiasis, particularly transmission dynamics. RVF, which is known to infect both humans and livestock,  is less researched despite the devastating impacts on society. She has successfully developed a serological assay to differentiate between naturally infected and vaccinated animals. She has also tested the immunogenicity and safety of the novel RVF vaccine in indigenous livestock species. Most of her critical observations have been published and presented in international conferences to stakeholders and policymakers.
Linda's current focus is to further her work with arboviruses, specifically on their transmission activities and the role of climate change, and establish a mobile app through which farmers communicate with specialists on the early symptoms of the virus for the prevention of outbreaks.
Field of Research
Livestock production and management

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