Prof.  C. G Gitao is an associate Professor  of Veterinary Virology. He has taught for many
years at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has conducted extensive
research in veterinary virology and supervised many postgraduate students. He
also supports the Department in diagnostic services in veterinary virology. He has
specialties in large and small animal and poultry pathology and also Veterinary Virology, Camel management and production.

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Gitao, CG, Njihia LW, Lamuka P.  2021.  'Prevalence and risk of milk-borne microbes from camels" Potential microbes from camel milk in Isiolo county, Kenya. , Nairobi: lAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Mbindyo, CM, Gitao CG, Plummer PJ, Kulohoma BW, Mulei CM, Bett R.  2021.  Antimicrobial Resistance Profiles and Genes of Staphylococci Isolated from Mastitic Cow’s Milk in Kenya.. Antibiotics. 10(772):
Chepkwony, EC, Gitao GC, Muchemi GM, Sangula AK, Kairu-Wanyoike SW.  2021.  Epidemiological study on foot-and-mouth disease in small ruminants: Sero-prevalence and risk factor assessment in Kenya.. PLOS ONE . 16 ((8)):e0234286.


Mbindyo, C, Gitao C, Mulei C.  2020.  Prevalence, Etiology, and Risk Factors of Mastitis in Dairy Cattle in Embu and Kajiado Counties, Kenya. Veterinary Medicine International. Volume 2020 |Article ID 8831172 | 12 pages (
Awili, H, Gitao C, Muchemi G..  2020.  Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Adolescent Blood Donors within Selected Counties of Western Keny. Hindawi BioMed Research International. Volume 2020, Article ID 8578172,:6pages.
Gitao, C.G..  2020.  Reviewer, Transboundary and Emerging diseases, 12 feb, 2020. : Trsansboundary and Emerging Diseasestbed_reviewer_certificate_1_1.pdf


Gitao, C.  2019.  Role of Academia and Researchers in the Agricultural sector in Kenya’, 24 Oct 2019. Kenya Private Sector Agricultural sector. , Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi
Orono, S, Gitao C, Mpatswenumugambo J, Chepkwony M, Mutisya C, Okoth E, Bronsvoort M, Russell C, Nene V, Cook A.  2019.  Field validation of clinical and laboratory diagnosis of wildebeest associated malignant catarrhal fever in cattle. BMC Veterinary research . (
Gitao, C.G., Toroitich, K, Khalif, Field, C, Wario, S.  2019.  Mass Livestock Deaths In EL-HADI Of North-Horr Sub-County, MARSABIT COUNTY, 24-2-2019. :1-28., Nairobi: RPLPmarsabit_camel_deaths-paper_-1.docx
Chemweno, V, Gitao C, Gachohi J, Soi R, Ndungu E, Khalif A.  2019.  PPR in Camels: Sero-Prevalence and Socio-Economics. International Journal of Veterinary Science. 8(2):84-88.vivian_paper.pdf
Gitao, C.G., Orono, S, Cook, A.  2019.  How to Diagnose Malignant Catarrhal fever and views from Pastoralists. , Saarbrucken: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing978-620-0-10122-8_coverpreview_2.pdf
Mpatswenumugabo, JP, Bebora LC, Gitao, C.G., Kamana, O, Mobegi, VA, Irahuga B, B S.  2019.  Assessment of Bacterial contaminations andmilk handling practices along the raw milk market chain in North-western region of Rwanda. African Journal of Microbiology Research. 13(29 ; ):640-648.second_paper_published-jean_pierre.pdf
Omani, R, Gitao C, Gachohi J, Gathumbi P, Bwihangane A, Khalif A, Chemweno V.  2019.  Peste Des Petits Ruminants (PPR) in Dromedary Camels and Small Ruminants in Mandera and Wajir Counties of Kenya. Advances in Virology . (


Lamuka, P, Mwihurih F, Gitao C, Matofari J, Khalif A, Kaliwa O.  2018.  Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance among Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex Species from Camel Milk in Isiolo County, Kenya. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Food sciences . 6(1)ajafs.pdf
Wangui, M, Gitao C, Gathumbi P, Kinge S.  2018.  Relationship Between Serum IgM Levels and Liver Function in Rubella and Measles Infection of Children Below Five Years in Nairobi County. . Asian Journal of Medical Sciences . 9(2(DOI:10.19026/ajms.9.5927)):10-15.
Bwihangane, A, Gitao C, L B, Nicholas S.  2018.  Current knowledge on peste des petits ruminants. A comprehensive review on clinical signs, diagnostic tests and vaccination. Research Opinions in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. 7(3):58-66.ppr_review-_research_opinion.pdf
Lamuka, P, Mwihurih F, Gitao C, Matofari J, Bowen R, Khalif A.  2018.  Prevalence of bovine and avian tuberculosis in camel herds and associated public health risk factors in Isiolo County, Kenya. Tropical Animal Health Production . (DOI: 10.1007/s11250-017-1486-2)
Gitao, C.G..  2018.  PhD supervision at University of Nairobi, Nov 2018. Carta Supervision workshop. , Johannesburg, South Africa
Bwihangane, A, Gitao CG, Bebora LC, Tareken G, Nicholas S, Bacigale S, Svitek N.  2018.   Mitochondrial DNA variation of indigenous goat populations from Peste-des-petits-ruminants outbreak in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Livestock research for rural Development. 30(1)
  2018.  The Relationship Between Sudden camel Death and Peste des Petits ruminants in Goats in Mandera and Wajir Counties in Kenya. Proceedings of the 5th Conference of the International Society of Camelid Research and Development (ISOCARD) . :378-380., Laayoune, Morocco: 12-15 Nov isocard_paper.pdf


Orono, S, Gitao, C.G., Cook, A.  2017.  Investigation of Malignant Catarrhal Fever in cattle comparing PCR and ELISA methods for diagnosis, 26-27 Oct . 5th Medical & Veterinary Virus Research Symposium. , KEMRI, Nairobimcf_poster.pptx
Darbon, C, Gitao C, other.  2017.  Livestock identification and Traceability World Bank RPLP proceedings. Livestock identification and traceability World Bank, RPLP inception workshop. , RPLB, Nairobi: RPLPlits_for_lvc_development_and_transformation.docx
Gitao, C, Mbindyo C, Omani R, Chemenwo V.  2017.  Review of Sheep Pox Disease in Sheep. Journal of Veterinary medicine and Research. 4(1):1068.review_of_sheep_pox.pdf
Mpatswenumugambo, J, Bebora L, Gitao C, Mobegi V, Irahuga B, Kamana O, B S.  2017.  Prevalence of Subclinical Mastitis and Distribution of Pathogens in Dairy Farms of Rubavu and Nyabihu Districts, Rwanda. Hindawi Journal of Veterinary Medicine. (
Lamuka, P, Njeru F, Gitao C, Khalif A.  2017.  Camel health management and pastoralists’ knowledge and information on zoonoses and food safety risks in Isiolo County, Kenya. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice. 7(20, DOI 10.1186/s13570-017-0095-z)
Mbindyo, C, Gitao C, Peter S.  2017.  Constraints affecting dairy goats milk production in Kenya. Tropical Animal Health Production . (DOI 10.1007/s11250-017-1397-2)
Bwihangane, A, Gitao C, Bisismwa P, Okafor C, Bebora L.  2017.  Mixed infection of peste des petits ruminants and Capripox in goats in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Hindawi Journal of veterinary Medicine. 4(4):348-355.ahadi_mixed_infection.pdf
Orono, S, Gitao, C.G., others.  2017.  Investigation of Malignant Catarrhal Fever in cattle comparing PCR and ELISA methods for diagnosis. 11TH Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) scientific conference. , 6-8 December , International Conference Centre (AICC) in Arusha: TAWIRItawiri_mcf_presentation.pdftawiri_mcf_presentation.pdf
Oyaas, Gitao, C.G., others.  2017.  National PPR co-ordination meeting. National PPR co-ordination meeting. :1-18., Naivasha: KARLOminutes-_ppr_coordination_meeting__dti.docx
Mutua, J, Gitao C, Bebora L, Mutua F.  2017.  Antimicrobial Resistance Profiles of Bacteria Isolated from the Nasal Cavity of Camels in Samburu, Nakuru, and Isiolo Counties of Kenya. Hindawi Journal of Veterinary Medicine. (
Gitao, C, Wanjohi G, Bebora L, Muchemi, L..  2017.  Camel Milk Quality and Bacterial Contamination along Market Chain in Wajir and Garissa Counties of Kenya. Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health. 4(10):1114.
Bwihangane, AB, Gitao CG, Bebora LC.  2017.  Economic losses associated with peste des petits ruminants in South Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo. Research Opinions in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. 7(12):77-84.bwihangane-_economic_losses_ppr_congo.pdf
Serem, JK, G WR, DW G, SG K, G GC, DW O.  2017.  Growth performance, feed conversion efficiency and blood characteristics of growing pigs fed on different levels of Moringa oleifera leaf meal. Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health. 9(11):327-333.serem_et_al_2017.pdf


Yongo, Gitao, C.G., others.  2016.  live animal, meat and Hides and Skins Grades and Standards Workshop. Live animal, meat hides, skins stadards. , 9-13 th october Naivasha: KEBSinvitation_letter_meat_and_hides.pdf
Khalif, A, Gitao, C.G., others.  2016.  Validation of camel milk standards. Validation of camel milk standards. , Garissa, 2-5 May: KEBSdks_2061_2016_raw_camel_milk-1.docx
Bwihangane, A, Bisimwa P, Misinzo, G, Sviteck, N, Bebora, L.C., Gitao, C.G..  2016.  Sero-epidemiology of.Pesfe des pefifs ruminants infection and the associated risk factors in South Kivu, DRGongo. Bridging the Gap Between Agriculture and Hiuman Health. , Cape Town, South Africa: 19-22 Sep 2016sero_icgeb.pdf
Gitao, C.G., Khalif, others.  2016.  Validation of camel milk standards. Validation of camel milk standards. , Isiolo, 8-11 May: KEBSdks_2062_2016__pasteurized_camel___milk_1.docx

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