In this context, the unusually comprehensive nature of ZooLinK is a major advantage: there are obvious limitations to studying single diseases or drivers in isolation (e.g. changes that favour one disease may reduce the risk of another; or effects due to changes in one driver may be outweighed by changes in another). The high quality data being collected by ZooLinK, supported by state-of-the-art, diagnostics, genetics, and economic, statistical and mathematical modelling, will allow us to tackle such questions.
Zoonotic diseases to be targeted by ZooLink
Brucellosis, trypanosomiasis, echinococcosis, Rift Valley Fever, anthrax and leptospirosis in all species (humans, pigs, and ruminants), Q fever (Coxiella burnetti) in humans, cattle and small ruminants, T. solium/T. saginata cysticercosis in humans, pigs and cattle, fascioliasis in humans and ruminants and TB in ruminants and humans; Salmonella spp. including AST, E. coli including AST, Campylobacter spp. including AST and Staphylococcus spp. including AST
Project work packages
PI and co PI's
Eric Fèvre is a Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool with expertise in epidemiology of zoonoses at the livestock human interface. View his profile
Erastus Kangethe is a Professor of Veterinary Public Health at the University of Nairobi. He is a veterinarian with interests in veterinary public health, meat hygiene, urban livestock and zoon-oses and urban development policy in Kenya. View profile
Sam Kariuki is currently the Chief Research Scientist and Head of Department, Centre for Microbiology Research at KEMRI in Nairobi. View profile
Tim Robinson is a Senior Spatial Analyst at ILRI. He maintains the only comprehensive global resource on sub-national livestock statisitcs. View profile
Phil Toye is an Operating Project Leader (Vaccines and Diagnostics) within the Biotechnology Theme at ILRI. View his profile
Salome Bukachi is a research fellow in the Institute of Anthropology and Gender & African Studies, University of Nairobi. View her profile
Mark Woolhouse is a Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. View profile
Jonathan Rushton is an agricultural economist who specialises in the economics of animal health and livestock production and food systems. He is currently involved in global research on One Health and food systems, and has 25 years of international experience of livestock production and the control of animal diseases in South America, Africa and Asia. View his profile
Oliver Hanotte is the Professor of Genetics & Conservation, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, and has a long standing interest in the genetics of African livestock species. View his profile
Learn more about this press release at the BBSRC website and The University of Liverpool news feed. You can also view the pdf bronchure featuring the programme by clicking the image below:
Zoonotic Disease Unit, Government of Kenya (www.zdukenya.org), Animal Health & Industry Training Institute (AHITI) – Kabete (http://www.ahitikabetecpd.
The project is funded through the Zoonoses in Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) funding stream managed by the UK BBSRC. This is a joint research initiative between the Department for International Development (DFID) and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
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