For a series starting in Sunday's
“I was intrigued to learn that what most people think of as a Chicago tourist attraction —
“Chris and I spent nine days in Tanzania in October. We spent about half the time in rural areas, including visits to households that have suffered an attack from a rabid hyena. The other half we were with zoo staff from Chicago and Tanzania in the Serengeti National Park, where
"I became a lot more intrigued as I learned the program has had global impact. It's helped prove that rabies, which still kills 70,000 people a year in Asia and Africa (versus one or two in the U.S.), can be controlled in the developing world the same way it is here: by inoculating domestic dogs."
Steve and Chris' journey is part of the way the Tribune covers the world, Chicago Tribune Nation & World Editor Kerry Luft said, "looking for stories that show how Chicago, its residents and its institutions affect the world at large, and how events in that world affect Chicago."