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

Tremendous research progress has been made over the last ten years to better control the deadly African disease of cattle known as East Coast fever. This disease is caused by a single-celled organism, Theileria parva, which is carried by some tick species. Cattle become infected when a tick carrying the parasite takes a blood-meal from the animal over several days. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jun/2016
Today and tomorrow (31 May–1 Jun 2016), Chatham House, the Livestock Global Alliance (LGA), the One Health Platform and other One Health partners are convening senior policymakers, academics, multilateral development agencies, business leaders and other private-sector stakeholders to discuss livestock’s role in poverty reduction, sustainable livestock production systems, innovations in livestock vaccines and diagnostics and the value of establishing national and regional One Health centres to provide advice on links among agriculture, sustainable livestock systems and human development. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, May/2016
ILRI veterinary epidemiologist Delia Grace presented on zoonotic and emerging infectious diseases during a Science-Policy Forum that preceded the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2).
AgHealth, May/2016
Diseases transmitted between animals and people—which cause 60% of all human infectious diseases—are a 'frontier issue' at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA2), being held this week and next at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, May/2016
Twenty organizations, including ILRI, made up the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium, which from 2012 to 2015 coordinated research exploring the relations among African ecosystems and zoonotic diseases—those transmitted between animals and people—that impinge on ecosystem, human and animal wellbeing. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Apr/2016
Researchers at the Nairobi, Kenya-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and at the University of Bonn Medical Center in Germany have found evidence of MERS-CoV antibodies in archived blood samples from two of 1,122 Kenyan livestock handlers, collected between 2013 and 2014. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Mar/2016
The following excerpt is the beginning of a candid and thoughtful article by Ian Scoones, of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), at Sussex University, about an international symposium, One Health for the Real World: zoonoses, ecosystems and wellbeing, that took place at the Zoological Society of London last week (17–18 Mar 2016). Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Mar/2016
Originally posted on ILRI news: Transmission electron micrograph of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, MERS-CoV (image credit: NIAID). MERS-CoV belongs to the coronavirus family. Human coronaviruses were first identified in the mid-1960s; MERS-CoV was first reported in 2012 in Saudi Arabia. Coronaviruses can also infect animals. Named for the crown-like spikes on their surface, coronaviruses…
AgHealth, Mar/2016
A new study published in the science journal Emerging Infectious Diseases reports that two individuals in Kenya have tested positive for the presence of antibodies to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV). Neither person is ill nor do they recall having any symptoms associated with MERS. There is no evidence of a public health threat and scientists concluded that the infections caused little or no clinical signs of illness. But they plan follow-up studies, as this is the first indication of a MERS-CoV infection that is not connected to primary infections in the Middle East. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Mar/2016
Joerg Jores, a molecular biologist at the Nairobi animal health laboratories of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) who is working to develop diagnostic assays and vaccines against livestock diseases caused by Mycoplasma mycoides is also investigating the epidemiology of MERS-CoV in camel populations in Kenya and participated in the recent FAO-hosted discussions. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Feb/2016

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Annie Cook
Post-Doctoral Scientist - 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
Hu Suk Lee
Post-doctoral scientist (veterinary epidemiologist)
Johanna Lindahl
Scientist
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist
Silvia Alonso Alvarez
Post-doctoral scientist

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People working on epidemiology

Annie Cook
Post-Doctoral Scientist - 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
Hu Suk Lee
Post-doctoral scientist (veterinary epidemiologist)
Johanna Lindahl
Scientist

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