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African breed of cattle harbours potential weapons against a life-threatening parasite

Each year millions of cattle in Africa are killed by a parasite transmitted by the tsetse fly. Parasitologists at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have studied a breed of cattle with a natural tolerance against the parasite. They found that Baoule cows are doubly protected against the disease: they are less often infected and can tolerate higher levels of parasites in the blood....
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