How to stop zoonoses spreading – don’t keep chickens under the bed

How to stop zoonoses spreading – don't keep chickens under the bed The Guardian New research from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) found that zoonoses and diseases recently emerged from animals (swine flu, bird flu, Sars) make up a quarter of infectious diseases in developing countries, compared with just 0.7% in rich countries.

A4NH Researchers Attend Major Gathering of Veterinary Medicine Experts

Twenty-five researchers affiliated with A4NH presented more than 30 papers at a major international veterinary epidemiologist conference. The thirteenth International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE XIII), which took place in Maastricht, The Netherlands this week, brought together experts from diverse disciplines to address current challenges that fall where veterinary medicine and economics meet. >> Read more

Helping meat producers improve food safety

Food can be a source of illness—from minor to serious—if not properly handled. Meat is especially susceptible to food-borne disease, particularly in countries that don’t yet have well-developed food safety systems in place. Under the flagship,  Prevention and Control of Agriculture—Associated Diseases, led by the International Livestock Research Institute, A4NH is starting to successfully improve >> Read more

A4NH-Affiliated Researcher Presents on Capacity Building at Wildlife Disease Event

A researcher affiliated with A4NH  delivered a keynote speech at a gathering of health and wildlife disease experts that took place in Lyon, France this week. Purvi Mehta, who heads ILRI’s Asia office, spoke at the capacity development workshop during the 61st  International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association and 10th Biennial Conference of the >> Read more