This year (2015) the lab will be engaged in a new project to set up an integrated surveillance system that covers both the human and livestock populations in the region.
Busia is based in the Western Province of Kenya, bordered by Lake Victoria in the south and with Uganda in the west. The region supports a high human population density, and a mixed crop-livestock farming system. The human and animal populations of the region carry a heavy
burden of endemic and epidemic diseases. The study site encompasses a range of ecological settings, moving from the Lake Victoria system in the south to a semi-montane system on the lower slopes of Mt Elgon in the north.
The Zoonotic and Emerging Disease group studies a range of epidemiological issues revolving around the domestic livestock, wildlife and human interface