While Some Animal-Transmitted Diseases of the Poor Are Declining, Other, Mostly Foodborne, Diseases Are on the Rise

‘. . . Around 70 percent of all infectious diseases are zoonotic, moving from animals—usually livestock—to humans, through either contact or the consumption of animal products and by-products. The International Livestock Research Institute estimates that 2.7 million people die from zoonotic diseases each year, while approximately 2.5 billion people get sick.

21 stories of better lives through livestock

  The latest corporate report out of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), is full of gems highlighting A4NH-supported work from around the world. These gems are part of its 21 stories of better lives through livestock feature, which cover a range of regions, topics, animals, and agricultural systems. Featured work ranges from a six-country >> Read more

ILRI releases evidence-review on antimicrobial resistance

A4NH's Flagship 2 leader, Delia Grace, veterinary epidemiologist and food safety expert at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), recently published a paper which aims to identify key evidence gaps in our knowledge of livestock- and fisheries-linked antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the developing world, and to document on-going or planned research initiatives on this topic >> Read more

New study maps high-risk spots for spread of deadly bird flu in Asia

(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.