Monthly Archives: September 2014

Managing the health risks associated with agriculture: An overview of research by ILRI

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Over 60% of the newly identified infectious diseases that have affected people over the past few decades have been caused by pathogens originating from animals or animal products. In agricultural areas that use more water, people…

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Healthy lives: Tackling food-borne diseases and zoonoses

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Agriculture imposes large burdens on human health. Three million deaths a year and one-quarter of all deaths from infection are agriculture-associated, and almost all of these occur in developing countries. Zoonotic and food-borne diseases kill 2.2…

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Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium publishes research updates

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Orma Boran cattle crossing a river in Kenya. A new research update by the Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium offers insights into the drivers of Rift Valley fever in Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/R. Dolan) The…

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Arguing the case for massive investments in One Health

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Emerging and neglected zoonoses have often been managed sectorally, but recent decades have shown, in case after case, the benefits of One Health management. The growing body of evidence suggests the time has come to make…

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Mitigation of the impacts of Rift Valley fever through targeted vaccination strategies

Originally posted on AgHealth:
The Rift Valley fever virus is a mosquito-borne pathogen that causes explosive outbreaks of severe human and livestock disease in Africa and Arabian Peninsula. The rapid evolution of outbreaks of Rift Valley fever generates exceptional challenges…

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‘Ecohealth’ approaches linking human and environmental health in Kenya

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Mother, child and the family cows outside their homestead in Busia, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Charlie Pye-Smith). ‘Many key health challenges like Malaria in Kenya can only be managed through the integrated approach that links environment…

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New analyses highlight the extent of livestock production in Africa’s drylands

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Typical long-horned goats of Abergelle Amhara, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Zerihun Sewunet). ‘Quantitative information on the importance of livestock systems in African drylands is scarce. A new study by Tim Robinson, of the International Livestock Research…

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