Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences
In partnership with Rwanda Agriculture Board and University of Rwanda, we are conducting cross-sectional studies to assess the frequency and distribution of brucellosis among dairy herds, and longitudinal studies to identify Brucella species causing infection in dairy herds.
This project includes extensive analysis of the large body of Johne's disease (JD) data accumulated by the two main milk recording companies through repeated testing of a large number of UK dairy cows, and a longitudinal study of dairy heifers followed up since birth along their entire lives.
Traditional food markets are important locations for the spread of COVID-19, but they also play important economic and socio-cultural roles in most low and middle-income countries. In this project, we aim to co-design bespoke plans to reduce COVID-19 transmission in markets in Bolivia and Peru, two countries disproportionately hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.