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Research Call – UK & Developing Countries: Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS)

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: – […]

ANIHWA – First transnational call for research proposals

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 […]

Influenza and other Emerging Zoonotic Diseases at the Human-Animal Interface

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 […]

Research Call – UK & USA

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 Risk Assessment on West Nile Virus Infection in the European Union

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 […]

Bird Flu Rears its Head Again

On the 29th of August, the FAO urged heightened readiness and surveillance against a possible major resurgence of the H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza amid signs that a mutant strain of the deadly Bird Flu virus is spreading in Asia and beyond, with unpredictable risks to human health. The H5N1 virus has infected 565 people […]

Risk Assessment: Cross Border Spread of FMD and CSF in Southeast Asia

This article is a summary of a presentation given by Dr Ronello Abila at the FAVA Congress held in Bangkok in 2008 entitled: Risk Assessment on the Cross border spread of FMD and CSF in Southeast Asia. A qualitative risk assessment was conducted to examine the risk factors involved in the cross border spread of […]

African Research Focus Moves to PPR…

The recent announcement by the global scientific community of what is expected to be a successful worldwide eradication of rinderpest is providing a renewed drive to African animal health researchers to focus on ways of controlling its cousin, peste des petits ruminants, a similar disease that is increasingly threatening Africa’s small ruminant populations. African veterinary […]

Global Community Marks Rinderpest Eradication

After years of sustained combined efforts to stifle Rinderpest, a deadly cattle plague that caused devastating mortality on animal health and threatened food security for millions in Africa has finally been eradicated from the face of the earth. To mark the occasion, a commemorative ceremony was presided over by the outgoing FAO Director-General Dr Jacques […]

Launch of STAR-IDAZ

STAR-IDAZ was launched with a meeting in London on 12-13 May, 2011. Involving 22 partner organisations from 17 countries and industry, STAR-IDAZ aims to establish an international forum of R&D programme owners/managers and international organisations for the purpose of sharing information, improving collaboration on research activities and working towards common research agendas and coordinated research […]