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July 15th, 2016 / AllAfrica.com

Researchers in Tanzania are conducting field trials in four regions on biological control of aflatoxins, namely Aflasafe, following a study in 2012, which showed high prevalence of the toxic compounds in maize and groundnuts in many parts of the country. Aflatoxins has been linked to the recent outbreak of a strange disease in Chemba and Kondoa districts in Dodoma Region, which claimed the lives of over 10 people while dozens others were admitted to various hospitals after they reportedly consumed food contaminated with the toxins. See more