News and updates on research on livestock value chains by the International Livestock Research Institute and partners

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

ILRI in the news: Are environmental changes spreading Rift Valley and Lassa fevers?

Cattle wade into the Awash River in Ethiopia
Cattle wade in the Awash River in Ethiopia. Changes in farming practices and forest cover are thought to be affecting the transmission of diseases from animals to people  (photo credit: ILRI).

An opinion piece by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) veterinary epidemiologist Delia Grace in The Guardian's Poverty Matters Blog discusses ways in which environmental changes including farming practices, forest cover and reservoirs are thought to be affecting the spread of emerging infectious diseases that are transmitted from animals to people.

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