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DR. FREDRICK NDERU

Lecturer in the Department of Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology. He qualified as a veterinarian in 1973 from the University of Nairobi.  The same year, he proceeded to the University of California, Davis where he enrolled for a masters degree in Preventive Veterinary in for which he qualified in 1974. Upon his return to Kenya, he was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology in September 1974. Dr.

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Publications


1997

K, DRNDERUFM.  1997.  A sero-epidemiologica study of Brucellosis in abattoir workers in Kenya. J.M. Gathuma, S. Waghela and F.M.K. Nderu East Afr. J. of Med. Research 4 No. 4 of 1977. M.Sc. Thesis University of Nairobi. : East African Journal of Development Studies Abstract
A double antibody enzyme linked immunosorbent assay for identification of thermostable muscle antigens of autoclaved meat samples is described. The assay differentiates heterologous thermostable muscle antigens from homologous at P 0.001. In model meat mixtures, the assay detects adulterants at the level of 1% at p0.001 even in phylogenetically related species such as buffalo and cattle.

1982

K, DRNDERUFM.  1982.  Exposure of calves to taeniid eggs of wild carnivore origin. Bull. Animal Prod. In Africa 30(1) 1982.. M.Sc. Thesis University of Nairobi. : East African Journal of Development Studies Abstract
A double antibody enzyme linked immunosorbent assay for identification of thermostable muscle antigens of autoclaved meat samples is described. The assay differentiates heterologous thermostable muscle antigens from homologous at P 0.001. In model meat mixtures, the assay detects adulterants at the level of 1% at p0.001 even in phylogenetically related species such as buffalo and cattle.

1981

K, DRNDERUFM.  1981.  Prevalence of antibodies of para-influenza 3 virus in various wildlife species and domestic cattle sharing the same habitat in Kenya. journal. : East African Journal of Development Studies Abstract

Sera from various wildlife ruminants coexisting in the same habitat with cattle had hemagglutiation-inhibition antibodies as high as those in cattle.  Sera from wildebeest, Kongoni, Thomson's gazelle, eland and African buffalo had titres ranging from 64 to 128.  Zebra, Bushbuck, Warthog and Oryx were negative to the H I test.  It was suggested that some of the wild ruminants with high titres could be possible reservoirs of para-influenza 3 virus.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

1978

K, DRNDERUFM.  1978.  Verminous Pneumonia in topi (Damaliscus korrigum) in Masai Mara area of Kenya. journal. : East African Journal of Development Studies Abstract
Six Topi (Damaliscus korrigum) from the Masai Mara area of Kenya were examined.  All had lungworm nodules. The nodules were generalized in distribution among the lung lobes.  These nodules were essentially hepatized lung tissue with adult worms, larvae and eggs with marked cellular reaction accompanying the infection. The cell types were mostly lymphocytes, plasma cells, macrophages, giant cells and eosinophils. The worms were identified as protostrongylus africanus.

1975

K, DRNDERUFM.  1975.  Prediction of staphylococcal growth in cured meats. proceedings. : East African Journal of Development Studies Abstract
Previous study by our group (Genigiorges V. Symposium W.A. WF.H P 473 1969; Genigeorgis et al App Microbiology 21: 934: 1971) have indicated that the probability of one staphylococcus cell initiating growth in foods is dependent on the magnitude of the various chemicals parameters of the food and the environment.  The study has indicated that, as the environment becomes more inhibitory, a heavier level of staphylococcal contamination is required to initiate growth.

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