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Over two thirds of all human infectious diseases have their origins in animals. The rate at which these zoonotic diseases have appeared in people has increased over the past 40 years, with at least 43 newly identified outbreaks since 2004. In 2012, outbreaks included Ebola in Uganda, yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo […]
From foresight to insight to action > applying foresight to Animal Health Emergency Management in Canada. Report published in September 2011 by Fore-CAN: Foresight for Canadian Animal Health.
The first Agricultural Innovation MKTPlace call for pre-proposals in 2013 opened on January 2nd and closes on February 28th. Full details on how to apply are available here. The Agricultural Innovation MKTPlace is an international initiative supported by different donors aiming to link Brazilian, African and LAC experts and institutions to develop cooperative projects. The […]
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Juan Lubroth, looks at the threat of animal disease outbreaks and human pandemics, and explains why investing in prevention makes economic sense. [Source: FAO]
A report produced for the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) in October 2012 titled ‘The Costs of Animal Disease’ is available for downloading.
Launch date: Funders intend to launch the call in the autumn 2012 The purpose of this pre-announcement is to allow eligible investigators within the UK and developing countries to begin the process of identifying potential project partners with a view to assembling multi-disciplinary teams. Scope ZELS will contribute to the UK multi-partner programmes in: – […]
The call for research proposals in the field of animal health and welfare will open in the middle of September 2012 and will cover the following 4 topics: Promoting research on the interface between animal health and welfare: development of practical animal-based indicators of animal health and welfare, and implementation of new husbandry strategies ensuring […]
Given the complexity of zoonotic disease emergence in an increasingly globalized world, effective strategies for reducing future threats must be identified. Lessons learned from past experiences controlling diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), and pandemic (H1N1) 2009, indicate that new paradigms are needed for early detection, prevention, and […]
Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases. UK-US collaborative funding. Application deadline: 7 December 2011. BBSRC, in collaboration with: – National Science Foundation (NSF) – National Institutes of Health (NIH) – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ….announce a call for collaborative projects involving researchers from the US and UK under the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious […]
ECDC has published a rapid risk assessment on the epidemiological situation of West Nile virus infection in the European Union. In the ongoing 2011 West Nile virus transmission season, cases have been reported from newly affected geographical areas. 86 human cases of West Nile fever have been reported in the EU, with 74 cases in […]