Professor Eric Fèvre profile


I am a Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases at the Institute of Infection and Global Health (IGH), University of Liverpool and currently jointly based at the International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, where I am managing several field-orientated projects that are aligned to the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health. I lead a group of epidemiologists interested in the biology and control of (re-)emerging diseases, particularly zoonoses, with a focus on understanding the factors involved in emergence, risk, transmission, persistence, spread, and disease burden of pathogens in both human and animal populations.

Our team also has a strong interest in understanding the influence of the physical environment on pathogen transmission. We conduct field studies to acquire a wider understanding of pathogen epidemiology, and use this information to inform policy on optimal and cost-effective methods of disease control.

I Chair the World Health Organization group on zoonotic Neglected Tropical Diseases (zNTDs) and participate in a number of related WHO activities relating to zoonotic diseases – including the WHO Expert Committee on Human African Trypanosomiasis and the WHO Initiative to Estimate the Global Burden of Foodborne Disease (FERG). In Kenya, I am a member of the Zoonoses Technical Working Group (ZTWG), the advisory body to the National Zoonotic Disease Unit.

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