vaccines

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

AgResults announced the Brucellosis Vaccine Prize, a US $30 million prize challenge to incentivize animal health companies to develop a vaccine against Brucellosis to be used in developing countries. Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, Jun/2016
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
A recent review article contained a graphic illustrating the life cycle of Theileria parva. The figure illustrates the different life cycle stages of the parasite as it cycles through the mammalian and tick host. The figure was inspired by fluorescence and electron micrograph images of the parasite life cycle ( Fawcett et al., 1982a, Norval … Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, Jun/2016
The information presented in this manual will help laboratory technicians, scientists, extension officers, policymakers and private vaccine distributors to improve their understanding of the principles of effective storage and handling of vaccines. Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, 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
It is well established that a primary component of East Coast Fever is parasite-driven proliferation of the cow’s lymphocytes. Unknown until now was the important role of the cow’s macrophages in driving an inflammatory response resulting in injury to blood vessels in the lung and respiratory failure. Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, May/2016
Vish Nene reflects on the 2016 ECF consortium meeting north of London - the discussions, the people, the next steps. Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, May/2016
Tremendous progress has been made over the last ten years on East Coast fever (ECF) research. Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, May/2016
Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) causes an economically important disease of sheep and goats, primarily in developing countries. It is becoming the object of intensive international control efforts. Current vaccines do not allow vaccinated and infected animals to be distinguished (no DIVA capability). Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, May/2016
The Infection and Treatment Method (ITM) of vaccination against the apicomplexan parasite Theileria parva has been used since the early 1970s and is still the only commercially available vaccine to combat the fatal bovine disease, East Coast fever (ECF). The disease is tick-transmitted and results in annual economic losses of at least $300 million per year. Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, May/2016

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Elise Schieck
PostDoc
Joerg Jores
Scientist, Molecular Biologist
Maureen Lorna Atieno Otieno
Research technician
Naftaly Githaka, PhD
Tick Unit Support Officer
Nicholas Svitek
Scientist (Immunologist-Virologist)
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow

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People working on vaccines

Elise Schieck
PostDoc
Joerg Jores
Scientist, Molecular Biologist
Maureen Lorna Atieno Otieno
Research technician
Naftaly Githaka, PhD
Tick Unit Support Officer
Nicholas Svitek
Scientist (Immunologist-Virologist)
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow