disease control

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on disease control. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to disease control. See ILRI research on other subjects

Simple food safety training for informal vendors can limit the spread of SARS, avian influenza, tuberculosis and pathogens such as salmonella and E. coli, said the book, "Food safety and informal markets: Animal products in sub-Saharan Africa". Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2015

A new compilation of 25 studies in Africa finds that informal markets provide essential sources of food and income for millions of poor, with milk and meat that is often safer than supermarkets. Misguided efforts to control the alarming burden of food-related illnesses in low-income countries risk intensifying malnutrition and poverty — while doing little to improve food safety. Blunt crack-downs on informal milk and meat sellers that are a critical source of food and income for millions of people are not the solution. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

Noel Murphy died on Friday 16 January 2015, leaving the world devoid of a gentleman and scholar, and his friends and family bereft of a pillar of quiet strength, wisdom and thoughtfulness. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

In case you missed it, here is the gist of a keynote presentation on 'one-health' made by Jimmy Smith, the director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), at the 5th biennial conference of the International Association for Ecology & Health, held in Montreal, Canada, 11−15 Aug 2014. Smith's presentation was titled: 'Healthy people, animals and ecosystems for global food and nutritional security'. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

All fine artwork on this page is by Olivia Pendergast (see note below for more information). In the last quarter of 2014 a book was published and launched on climate change and public health. Edited by Colin Butler, of the University of Canberra, and published by CABI, the book brings together 56 authors from 19 … Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

The cover story of the Dec 2014 - Jan 2015 issue of CTA's Spore magazine features ILRI's research on One Health.

AgHealth, Dec/2014

ILRI’s work aims to identify key drivers for RVF occurrence and transmission, and develop decision support tools to guide responses at various stages of the RVF epidemic cycle.

AgHealth, Nov/2014

Napier grass contributes about 40% of the total fodder given to livestock in Kenya, which highlights its importance in livestock production in the country. A study was undertaken to evaluate the performance of two Napier grass varieties in terms of their disease tolerance, to assess the dissemination pattern of the new varieties and to estimate the current status of both smut and stunt diseases. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Dec/2014

Over the years, cutting edge tools, technologies and approaches have been implemented to increase understanding of the bovine immune system and mechanisms of pathogen control. Despite limited funding, compared to human immunological research, ILRAD/ILRI have made tremendous progress in bovine immunological research which remains a research focus at ILRI. Continue reading

ILRI BioSciences, Dec/2014

'In an effort to address aflatoxin poisoning, which has killed more than 100 people in the country, the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (Kalro) has launched the first ever Aflatoxin lab in Kenya.' Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2014

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Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Michel Mainack Dione
Post-doctoral Fellow Animal Health
Mwansa Songe
Post-Doctoral Scientist/Food Safety Expert
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow

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People working on disease control

Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Michel Mainack Dione
Post-doctoral Fellow Animal Health
Mwansa Songe
Post-Doctoral Scientist/Food Safety Expert
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow