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

More than 6 out of 10 human infectious diseases are zoonotic (can be passed from animals to people). Southeast Asia is considered one of the hotspot areas for the emergence of zoonotic diseases. The rapid growth of economies and human populations have led to livestock intensification, land use changes and disruption in wildlife habitats, all […]

AgHealth, Apr/2014

ILRI recently hosted a stakeholder meeting for the HEALTHY FUTURES project that aims to assist in mitigating the risk of outbreaks and transmission of three water-related vector-borne diseases (VBDs) in eastern Africa: malaria, schistosomiasis and Rift Valley fever (RVF). Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

ILRI recently hosted a stakeholder meeting for the HEALTHY FUTURES project that aims to assist in mitigating the risk of outbreaks and transmission of three water-related vector-borne diseases (VBDs) in eastern Africa: malaria, schistosomiasis and Rift Valley fever (RVF). Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

A keynote presentation at this mega trends conference was given by Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which works to relieve poverty and hunger, and to improve human and environmental health, through livestock science in developing countries. Smith spoke on the 'Evolution of animal production in emerging markets: China, Russia, India, Brazil, Africa.'
This is the second of a two-part article. Part one is here. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2014

Last week in Florham Park, New Jersey, Zoetis, the largest animal health provider in the world, hosted a conference on Mega trends in livestock production: The state of animal agriculture 2025–2050. A keynote presentation at this mega trends conference was given by Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which works to relieve poverty and hunger, and to improve human and environmental health, through livestock science in developing countries. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2014

Can we predict the next global pandemic? How can we ensure that we are prepared to tackle the next global disease epidemic? Ten years after the SARS pandemic, Alok Jha, a science correspondent at The Guardian, examines a new human-animal virus surveillance project in Vietnam as part of his investigation into the possibility of predicting […]

AgHealth, Dec/2013

On 16 Oct 2013, a news release titled Outbreak of rift valley fever disease reported in RSS reported that there is an outbreak of Rift Valley fever in South Sudan. This is inaccurate. There is no outbreak of Rift Valley fever in South Sudan that we know of. Those quoted in the news release were participants … Continue reading »

ILRI clippings, Oct/2013

On 16 Oct 2013, a news release titled Outbreak of rift valley fever disease reported in RSS reported that there is an outbreak of Rift Valley fever in South Sudan. This is inaccurate. There is no outbreak of Rift Valley fever in South Sudan that we know of. Those quoted in the news release were participants … Continue reading »

ILRI clippings, Oct/2013

Director of ILRI’s vaccine development program Vish Nene (left) with Canadian vaccinologist and ILRI board member Lorne Babiuk (right) at morning tea with ILRI staff (photo credit: ILRI/Susan MacMillan). Canadian Lorne Babiuk, an internationally recognized leader in vaccine research, visited the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa yesterday (8 Oct 2013) to deliver a [...]

ILRI news blog,

Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) gave a keynote presentation this morning (17 Oct 2013) at the opening of the Global Animal Health Conference, ‘Developing global animal health products to support food security and sustainability’, in Arlington, Virginia. Smith began his presentation, ‘Global health and sustainable food security: Why the [...]

ILRI news blog, Oct/2013

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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

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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