Scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Animal and Human Health program and a newly established platform that aims to transform animal health services and solutions in low-and middle-income countries (TAHSSL) have developed a panel of new procedures for measuring the immunological activity of livestock blood samples to a specific pathogen. Known as antibody assays, it uses antigen-specific blood serum from animals …
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ILRI-Wellcome projects have investigated the disease pathogens circulating in both people and animals in the communities outside the border town of Busia, Kenya, where smallholders mix crop growing with livestock raising (photo credit: ILRI/Pye-Smith). Voice of America’s Joe DeCapua interview Phil Toye, a scientist with the International Livestock Research Institute…
This paper focuses on the role of gender and other socio-economic factors in the adoption of the contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) vaccine.
This week, researchers gathered in Nairobi for the first workshop of a project to develop improved vaccines for the control of East Coast fever in cattle in Africa
This networked vaccine research platform, allows us to take advantage of paradigm shifts in science, whole genome sequence information, high throughput screening methods and informatics to accelerate research to develop vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics.
ILVAC initially focuses on six priority diseases: African swine fever (ASF), contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP), contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP), East Coast fever (ECF), peste des petits ruminants (PPR) and Rift Valley fever (RVF). We also work on vaccines to control wildebeest-associated malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) and ticks.