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

This poster explains the work of the Vaccine Biosciences group at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) which seeks to a hub of research excellence dedicated to developing vaccine-based solutions to reduce disease burdens that limit livestock productivity in smallholder and pastoral farming systems. Continue reading

ILRI BioSciences, Sep/2014

Two new papers on MERS (Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome) coronavirus and camels in Eastern Africa have been published in the science journal 'Emerging Infectious Diseases'; three of the authors are ILRI scientists. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Aug/2014

Scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute have published a report of a risk assessment to determine the threat of the deadly Ebola virus in the pig value chain in Uganda.

AgHealth, Jul/2014

A recent paper that maps the global distributions of the world's major livestock species has already been used to advance understanding of where surveillance efforts should be targeted to prevent the possible spread of a lethal bird flu virus now circulating in poultry populations in China, where it has killed 62 people. The original mapping work, led by Tim Robinson, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and published at the end of May, was immediately put to practical use in locating large regions in South and Southeast Asia that would suit the new lethal virus. Continue reading ...

ILRI clippings, Jun/2014

A new study reveals conditions linked to the emergence and spread of deadly bird flu and maps the areas of Asia at greatest risk of the spread of the new virus strain. A dangerous strain of avian influenza, H7N9, that’s causing severe illness and deaths in China may be inhabiting a small fraction of its potential range and appears at risk of spreading to other suitable areas of India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines, according to a new study published today in the journal Nature Communications. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jun/2014

The University of Liverpool has been given funding to start a surveillance program to reduce the incidence of diseases transmitted between people and livestock in western Kenya. The £3.6 million grant will train veterinary and medical technicians to monitor farms, markets and slaughterhouses. They will use a mobile data collection system to generate a comprehensive database of the prevalence and economic impact of these diseases. The information generated will be used to provide evidence for government health policy in the area. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jun/2014

Dr James Bugeza, Secretary of the Participatory Epidemiology Network in Uganda (PENU)  shared the attached report of the PENU annual meeting today. The meeting was held at Esella Country Hotel – Kira Town Council Wakiso District on December 11, 2013. Participants included representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Ministry of Health, local government and … Continue reading

PENAPH, May/2014

The South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA) has invited John Muthii Muriuki, a graduate fellow at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), to attend its fifth annual clinic on the meaningful modelling of epidemiological data. The clinic takes place on 2-13 June 2014 at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Muizenberg, […]

AgHealth, Apr/2014

A damaged maize cob that, if harvested with clean cobs, can contaminate all the cobs with aflatoxins (photo credit: Joseph Atehnkeng/IITA). ‘The UN World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that billions of people in the developing world are chronically exposed to aflatoxin, a natural poison on food crops which causes cancer, impairs the immune system, inhibits … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

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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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

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