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

An interesting, if scary, read is chapter 6 of the recently launched flagship report of IFPRI on reducing and managing food scares, co-written by Delia Grace at ILRI and John McDermott, who directs the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, led by IFPRI. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Apr/2015

A new book compiling 25 contemporary studies on food safety in Africa's informal markets offers (surprising) lessons for much of the developing world. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Apr/2015

A new video documents the lessons from using a One Health approach to respond to the 2010 outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Miyazaki, Japan.

AgHealth, Mar/2015

An Urban Zoo research project in Kenya (more formally called 'Epidemiology, Ecology and Socio‐Economics of Disease Emergence in Nairobi') is tracking pathogen flows in and around Kenya's capital city. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2015

Portrait of one of Kenya’s  Improved Boran breed of cattle (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). ‘Parasites found in African cattle could offer a new insight into ways of combatting serious parasitic diseases in humans, including malaria. A team funded by the Wellcome Trust has found that cows can be protected from parasites that cause deadly diseases … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2015

A new ILRI discussion paper provides a review of the use of a Rift Valley fever decision support tool in Kenya.

AgHealth, Mar/2015

As reported last week in a scientific paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), Global trends in antimicrobial use in food animals, worldwide antimicrobial consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 67% between 2010 and 2030. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2015

Developing-country livestock keepers need more and better drugs to keep their animals alive and productive, and there are increasing numbers of livestock in the South, where there is increasing use of antimicrobial drugs, and poor livestock keepers will be hurt the most by development in pathogens of antimicrobial resistance. So what’s needed to avoid ‘super bugs’ arising? A new PNAS paper has this to say. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2015

Herds of African cattle may hold the secret to new ways of fighting parasitic diseases like malaria, which kills some 600,000 people a year, scientists said on Friday. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2015

A Boran calf and girl in eastern Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). A new study of the cattle killer East Coast fever finds a protective process that may also be at work in human malaria: Infections with milder parasites may protect against severe disease. African cattle infected with a lethal parasite that kills one million … Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2015

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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
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
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow