Welcome to our website, which provides an outline of the work conducted by the Zoonotic and Emerging Diseases research group (ZED group), led by Prof Eric Fèvre. We are based jointly between the Institute of Infection and Global Health (IGH), University of Liverpool, and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi-Kenya, with a significant focus of research activity operating from our field laboratory in Western Kenya and other collaborating laboratories.

Our work applies a One Health approach to the study of zoonoses – infectious diseases that may be passed from animals to people. Through our research we try to understand how these diseases behave at the intersection between wildlife, livestock and human health.


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We have added information on the novel 2019 coronavirus covering: What are corononaviruses, symptoms, treatment, combating new viruses, what to do to stay safe, One Health is important and where & why diseases emerge: Available here http://www.zoonotic-diseases.org/all-you-need-to-know-about-the-novel-2019-coronavirus/

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 The Zoonoses in Livestock in Kenya (ZooLinK project) goal is to enable Kenya to develop an effective national surveillance programme for zoonoses (infectious diseases acquired through contact with animals or their products).




The One Health Regional Network (HORN project) goal is to improve the health and wealth of the people of the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia) by increasing the local capacity to undertake high-quality research in the interactions between people, animals and the environment – One Health.

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