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 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change was been formed to map out the impacts of climate change and the necessary policy responses. The central finding from the Commission's work is that tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century. One of the authors of the paper is ILRI veterinary epidemiologist and food safety expert Delia Grace, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jun/2015

This Jun 2015, Evidence on Demand, an international development information hub supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), published a 44-page paper identifying key evidence gaps in our knowledge of livestock- and fisheries-linked antimicrobial resistance in the developing world and documenting on-going and planned research on this topic by key stakeholders.The paper, written by veterinary epidemiologist and food safety expert Delia Grace, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), is titled: Review of evidence on antimicrobial resistance and animal agriculture in developing countries. Continue reading ...

ILRI news blog, Jun/2015

Study findings on the effect of irrigation and biodiversity changes on risk of zoonoses in Tana River County, Kenya were presented at a national veterinarians' conference held in April 2015.

AgHealth, May/2015

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

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

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

The ‘Surveillance and early-warning systems for climate-sensitive diseases in Vietnam and Laos,’ or Pestforecast project team recently held its second planning workshop on 19-21 March 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, 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

A regional conference on zoonoses in eastern Africa held on 9-12 March 2015 featured a keynote presentation by ILRI on the role of CGIAR research in contributing to healthy people, animals and ecosystems.

AgHealth, Mar/2015

'. . . According to studies by scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), informal markets . . . provide essential sources of food and income for millions of poor, with milk and meat that is often safer than supermarkets. 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," Delia Grace, ILRI's program leader for food Safety and Zoonoses, said during the launch of the study in Nairobi on Tuesday. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2015

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Barbara Wieland
Team Leader Herd Health
Barbara Wieland
Team Leader Herd Health
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

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