emerging diseases

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

The contribution of livestock to human and animal health was among the topics discussed at a high-profile conference organized by the International Livestock Research Institute in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 6-7 November 2014.

AgHealth, Nov/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently brought together pig value chain actors in Masaka District to review and identify measures of preventing the spread of ASF. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2014

The world is facing numerous health issues including the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases. The Southeast Asia region is a hot spot for emerging infectious diseases that present serious socio-economic, environmental and development challenges. This brief summarizes work by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners on One Health and Ecohealth in Southeast Asia. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Nov/2014

This year (2014) is a milestone for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as it marks 40 years of livestock research. On 1 October, ILRI headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya marked ‘ILRI@40’ with a conference on livestock-based options for development.

Two weeks later, on 13 October, ILRI in East and Southeast Asia celebrated 40 years of ILRI’s research by holding a gala dinner at Melia Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam on the sidelines of a three-day One Health workshop, which ILRI co-organized. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Oct/2014

What is One Health? Why is it important to talk about it? And why should we use it in livestock sector development? These questions were addressed in-depth at the European–Southeast Asian experts One Health in action workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam on 13-15 October 2014. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Oct/2014

The district of Kailahun, in eastern Sierra Leone, bordering Guinea, is home to this 88-bed largest Ebola treatment and isolation centre set up by Médecins Sans Frontières (photo on Flickr by ©EC/ECHO/Cyprien Fabre). This opinion piece is written by Eliza Smith ‘By now, it seems we’ve heard everything there is to hear about the mysterious … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Oct/2014

Annie Cook is a veterinary epidemiologist which means she investigates the behaviour of diseases in animal populations. I am particularly interested in zoonoses: diseases that pass from animals to people.

AgHealth, Oct/2014

A study by 12 Kenyan and UK institutions, including the University of Liverpool, ILRI and the University of Nairobi, is investigating the role of urbanization in the origin and spread of zoonotic pathogens in Nairobi. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

This presentation gives an overview of the global burden of zoonotic and food-borne diseases and some research-based interventions that can be used to prevent and control these diseases.

AgHealth, Sep/2014

To address current challenges related to disease emergence in livestock and humans, new integrated approaches are needed to promote collaboration between actors and groups towards more effective control. Southeast Asia is considered a hotspot for diseases emergence as demonstrated by the emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Such … Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Sep/2014


Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Michel Mainack Dione
Post-doctoral Fellow Animal Health


People working on emerging diseases

Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Michel Mainack Dione
Post-doctoral Fellow Animal Health