(Cross-posted from ILRI website) A4NH research partner, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), has shared a new study, published in Nature Communications, revealing conditions linked to the emergence and spread of a deadly strain of avian influenza (H7N9) and mapping the areas within Asia at greatest risk further spread and infection.
The prevention and control of agriculture-associated diseases from FILM for SCIENCE in AGRICULTURE on Vimeo. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), partner of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), recently created a 3-minute video introducing its work addressing one of the key themes of A4NH: the prevention and control of agriculture-associated >> Read more
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.
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