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

Twenty organizations, including ILRI, made up the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium, which from 2012 to 2015 coordinated research exploring the relations among African ecosystems and zoonotic diseases—those transmitted between animals and people—that impinge on ecosystem, human and animal wellbeing. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Apr/2016

We used a reverse vaccinology approach to identify 66 Mmm potential vaccine candidates. The selection and grouping of the antigens was based on the presence of specific antibodies in sera from CBPP-positive animals. The antigens were used to immunize male Boran cattle (Bos indicus) followed by a challenge with the Mmm strain Afadé. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Apr/2016

Researchers at the Nairobi, Kenya-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and at the University of Bonn Medical Center in Germany have found evidence of MERS-CoV antibodies in archived blood samples from two of 1,122 Kenyan livestock handlers, collected between 2013 and 2014. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2016

ILRI veterinary epidemiologist Bernard Bett warns that flood irrigation to boost food production may have the negative side-effect of increasing the risk of vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue fever.

AgHealth, Mar/2016

Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), and Nick Hurd, international development minister for Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID), argue in the Guardian's Global Development blog this month that the world needs to put science at the heart of development. Two of the examples of success that they cite are initiatives of ILRI. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2016

The following excerpt is the beginning of a candid and thoughtful article by Ian Scoones, of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), at Sussex University, about an international symposium, One Health for the Real World: zoonoses, ecosystems and wellbeing, that took place at the Zoological Society of London last week (17–18 Mar 2016). Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2016

In an effort to step up control of zoonotic diseases, or diseases transmitted from animals to humans, the framework for One Health Partnership for Zoonoses (OHP), an initiative by the Vietnamese government, was officially launched in Hanoi on 1 March 2016. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Mar/2016

The first joint conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine takes place on 4-8 September 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

AgHealth, Feb/2016

With colleagues from the Jenner and Pirbright institutes in the UK, Nairobi's Strathmore University and institutions in Saudi Arabia and Spain, scientists and technicians in a vaccine biosciences program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya, have recently published a paper in Nature announcing a breakthrough in development of a 'One Health' vaccine that could protect both people and livestock from Rift Valley fever. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Feb/2016

Joerg Jores, a molecular biologist at the Nairobi animal health laboratories of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) who is working to develop diagnostic assays and vaccines against livestock diseases caused by Mycoplasma mycoides is also investigating the epidemiology of MERS-CoV in camel populations in Kenya and participated in the recent FAO-hosted discussions. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Feb/2016

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Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Hu Suk Lee
Post-doctoral scientist (veterinary epidemiologist)
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow

People working on disease control

Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Hu Suk Lee
Post-doctoral scientist (veterinary epidemiologist)
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow