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Model enables risk predictions for avian flu

Most countries are not well prepared to cope with a possible avian influenza pandemic. Dr Folorunso Oludayo Fasina from the Faculty of Veterinary Science has developed a risk model to limit the spread of this disease.

How safe is our drinking water?

South Africa is one of only a handful of countries that has drinkable tap water. With ever increasing water pollution levels however, the quality of our water is fast becoming a debateable topic.

Livestock protein supplement of the future

Ms Nina Parry, a master's student in the Department of Zoology and Entomology at UP, is investigating the use of fly maggots to reduce organic waste and to process these maggots into a protein for livestock and farmed fish.