epidemiology

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

Deaths caused by East Coast fever, the biggest killer of East African cattle, dropped 89 per cent among calves which were also infected with other species of parasite that do not cause disease. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Apr/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

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

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

Voice of America’s Joe DeCapua interview Phil Toye, a scientist with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), about a paper published this week in Science Advance. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2015

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Barbara Wieland
Team Leader Herd Health
Barbara Wieland
Team Leader Herd Health
Bernard Bett
Senior Scientist
Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Michel Mainack Dione
Post-doctoral Fellow Animal Health
Silvia Alonso Alvarez
Post-doctoral scientist
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow

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People working on epidemiology

Barbara Wieland
Team Leader Herd Health
Barbara Wieland
Team Leader Herd Health
Bernard Bett
Senior Scientist
Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Michel Mainack Dione
Post-doctoral Fellow Animal Health
Silvia Alonso Alvarez
Post-doctoral scientist
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow