Emerging Diseases / Epidemiology / Event / Project / Zoonotic Diseases

Annie Cook wins the best student poster prize at the veterinary epidemiology and economics conference

The 13th conference of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE) held in Maastricht, the Netherlands on 20-24 August 2012 saw many International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) scientists participating in various capacities. Annie Cook a PhD student with the People, Animals and their Zoonoses (PAZ) project won the prize for the best student poster. … Continue reading

AHH / Animal Diseases / ECF / Project / Research / Vaccines

Designing bovine T cell vaccines via reverse immunology – Highlighting our Publications

T cell responses contribute to immunity against many intracellular infections. There is, for example, strong evidence that major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I-restricted cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) play an essential role in mediating immunity to East Coast fever (ECF), a fatal lymphoproliferative disease of cattle prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa and caused by Theileria parva. o … Continue reading

AHH / CBPP / Disease Control / Event / Project / Research / Vaccines

Research to control lung plague (CBPP) gets a major boost: New project launched

On 2 July 2012 a new project was launched to develop a novel subunit cattle vaccine for the control of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP), known as lung plague. This was announced by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) under the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF). ‘CIFSRF, … Continue reading

Animal Health / Epidemiology / Project / Research

Deadline extended to July 6, 2012: PENAPH technical workshop abstract call

The Participatory Epidemiology Network for Animal and Public Health (PENAPH) scientific committee, is pleased to announce that the deadline for the submission of the 2012 technical workshop abstracts has been extended to Friday July 6, 2011. The response to the call has been very encouraging, we have received a number of high quality abstracts and … Continue reading

Agri-Health / East Africa / Emerging Diseases / ILRI / Kenya / LiveGene / Project / Research / Zoonotic Diseases

A Day in the Life of the PAZ Project: Fascioliasis in Western Kenya

‘A Day in the Life of the People, Animals and their Zoonoses (PAZ) Project’, is series of blog articles by several members of ILRI staff working on the PAZ project based in Busia. These staff members, share their first hand experiences, challenges, and highlights of the project, in this post George Omondi Acharry, a laboratory … Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Health / Asia / Epidemiology / Project / Research

PENAPH first technical workshop for trainers, practitioners and stakeholders in Participatory Epidemiology (PE) and its applications in animal health, one health and ecohealth

PENAPH will be holding a technical workshop to bring together trainers, practitioners and others interested in Participatory Epidemiology (PE) and its applications in animal health, one health and ecohealth. The organization of the workshop is supported by a grant to the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) from the Rockefeller Foundation through the Empowering National and … Continue reading

Agri-Health / East Africa / Emerging Diseases / ILRI / LiveGene / People / Project / Research / Zoonotic Diseases

A Day in the Life of the PAZ Project: Tapeworm [taeniasis] infestation in Busia

‘A Day in the Life of the People, Animals and their Zoonoses (PAZ) Project’, is series of blog articles by several members of ILRI staff working on the PAZ project based in Busia. These staff members, share their first hand experiences, challenges, and highlights of the project, in this post Lorren Alumasa, a clinical technician … Continue reading