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

After the recent epidemic, Ebola disappeared. But this relief is only temporary: the virus is hiding somewhere—maybe in forest animals, maybe closer to home. Leigh Cowart joins the hunt. This article was first published by Wellcome on Mosaic and is reproduced here under a Creative Commons licence. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jan/2017
Originally posted on ILRI Asia: Nobody likes getting sick. However, climate change, like higher temperatures, heavier rainfall and higher humidity, is already a given, and diseases highly sensitive to such changes would likely increase over time. Climate change might also make the environment more suitable for diseases to spread, not only among individuals of the…
AgHealth, Dec/2016
Peter Doherty is today patron of two institutes: the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital researching infectious diseases in humans that became operational in 2014, and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), for whose predecessor, the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD), Doherty served for several years as a board member overseeing the science program. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Dec/2016
A team of researchers from ILRI and national climate, agricultural and health (human, animal and plant) institutes, is developing forecasting systems in Vietnam for three climate-sensitive zoonotic diseases, Japanese encephalitis, leptospirosis and aflatoxin-associated diseases. Titled, “Pestforecast: Surveillance and early-warning systems for climate-sensitive diseases in Vietnam”, the four-year project which started in 2015, is supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in Southeast Asia. Continue reading →
ILRI Asia, Dec/2016
Originally posted on ILRI Clippings: A woman sorts through a heap of garbage at the Dandora dumping site among other people, cattle, pigs and storks, in Nairobi (photo credit: Simon Maina / AFP / Getty Images). Written by Eric Fèvre ‘There are fears that Africa’s next major modern disease crisis will emerge from its cities. Like…
AgHealth, Nov/2016
Emerging infectious diseases are a major concern to the global public health community, both in terms of disease burden and economic burden. Understanding the processes that lead to their emergence is therefore a scientific research priority. Over the last five years Eric Fevre has been working with a group of researchers to understand what leads to the introduction of pathogens in urban environments and how those then emerge in the human population. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Nov/2016
Peter Doherty, an Australian veterinarian surgeon and researcher working in the field of medicine, who with his colleague Rolf Zinkernagel won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1996 and who today serves as a patron of ILRI, also supports the integrated work—and the tearing down of disciplinary silos—that One Health approaches demand. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Nov/2016
Ahead of the CFS43, SIANI spoke with Delia Grace—a veterinary epidemiologist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and a member of the HLPE livestock project team—about the so-called omnivore’s dilemma, the critical issues in livestock production around the world and a vision for policy-makers who will be implementing the HLPE’s recommendations. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Oct/2016
A first look at a revamped ILRI research program: Animal and Human Health Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Oct/2016
A useful summary of the future plans of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), based in Washington, DC, has been published. Two of the five flagships of this multi-institutional research program are led or co-led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), based in Nairobi, Kenya. Future work of these two flagships is described below. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Sep/2016

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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
Hu Suk Lee
Post-doctoral scientist (veterinary epidemiologist)
Johanna Lindahl
Scientist
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist
Victoria Kyallo
Project Manager - Urban Zoo project

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
Hu Suk Lee
Post-doctoral scientist (veterinary epidemiologist)
Johanna Lindahl
Scientist
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist
Victoria Kyallo
Project Manager - Urban Zoo project