Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / ASF / China / Disease Control / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Swine / Vaccines

Establishment of a vaccine technology platform for African swine fever as the first target

Lucilla Steinaa1, Walter Fuchs2, Hussein Abkallo1, Nicholas Svitek1, Vish Nene1, Anna Lacasta1, Nacyra Assa-Garcia3, Sanjay Vashee3 1International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), 2Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI), 3J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). ILRI is working together with JCVI and FLI on an exciting project for the development of a platform for rapid production of attenuated African swine … Continue reading

AHH / Animal Diseases / Cattle / Disease Control / East Africa / ECF / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Vaccines

Progress in developing next generation vaccines for the control of East Coast fever.

Anna Lacasta1, James Nyagwange1, Nicholas Svitek1, Samuel Oyola1, Sonal Henson1, Lucilla Steinaa1, Vish Nene1, Ine de Goeyse2, Neena Mitter3, Michael Yu3, Fred Fellouse4, Neil King5 1International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), 2Institute for Tropical Medicine, 3Univeristy of Queensland, 4Univeristy of Toronto, 5University of Washington. East Coast fever is present in 11 countries where roughly 28 million … Continue reading

AHH / Animal Diseases / Cattle / Disease Control / East Africa / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Vaccines

Malignant catarrhal fever – a wildebeest associated killer disease of cattle

Ironically, the 8th Wonder of the World, the annual wildebeest migration in east Africa, causes a recurring hardship to livestock farmers as wildebeest calving is associated with seasonal malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) outbreaks in cattle, that is often fatal. This has led to a traditional disease avoidance strategy by Maasai and other cattle owners, where … Continue reading

AHH / Animal Diseases / Capacity strengthening / Cattle / Disease Control / East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Small Ruminants

Introducing English and Swahili instructional videos on the patterns, signs, symptoms and control of Rift Valley fever

The aim of these short and practical video productions is to improve knowledge of Rift Valley fever and its control measures. To further encourage local communities to participate in surveillance and programs working to better prevent or control the disease, the videos have also been prepared in Swahili. Continue reading