RVC researchers at forefront of new zoonotic funding programme
The RVC has been awarded more than £5 million as part of a multimillion pound research programme to combat worldwide animal diseases that could spread to humans.
The Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) programme has been given £20.5 million by a partnership of six UK agencies. Over five years the ZELS programme will fund 11 projects in developing countries. Researchers from the RVC are leading three of these, which will see them tackle brucellosis in cattle in West and Central Africa, study influenza in poultry faming in Bangladesh and investigate the epidemiology and evolution of novel zoonotic hybrid schistosomiasis in Senegal and Niger.
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