More research on African swine fever is urgently needed: No cure, no vaccine and no treatment yet exists for this lethal pig disease
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More research on African swine fever is urgently needed: No cure, no vaccine and no treatment yet exists for this lethal pig disease

African swine fever is a highly contagious viral disease affecting domestic and wild pigs. It kills nearly 100% of the pigs it infects. The good news is that the African swine fever virus does not infect or harm humans. The bad news is that it devastates household and national economies. Particularly in Africa and now in China and Vietnam, it can destroy the livelihoods of poor pig farmers and others who trade pigs and pork, depleting their food as well as income. Continue reading

Press clippings: Regional symposium on research into smallholder pig production, health, and pork safety
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Press clippings: Regional symposium on research into smallholder pig production, health, and pork safety

Originally posted on ILRI Asia:
Clippings of key national print and online newspaper as of 4 April 2019 on the ‘Regional symposium on research into smallholder pig production, health, and pork safety‘. This meeting was co-hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the University of Queensland (UQ), with support from the Australian Centre…

Launching today—CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub
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Launching today—CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub

Launching today in Kenya is a CGIAR AMR Hub for powering global, national and local partnerships to help stem the global rise of drug-resistant pathogens that is increasingly putting public health at risk. This morning on the Nairobi campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the first partners meeting of a new CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance … Continue reading

ILRI and German partners conduct hands-on meat inspection training to improve pork safety in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
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ILRI and German partners conduct hands-on meat inspection training to improve pork safety in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

Originally posted on ILRI Asia:
A total of fifty researchers from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia benefited from meat inspection training (44) and laboratory diagnosis (6) to tackle parasitic pork borne diseases by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and German partners from the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the Free University of Berlin…

NIHE–ILRI agreement to deepen cooperation in research for development in Vietnam
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NIHE–ILRI agreement to deepen cooperation in research for development in Vietnam

Originally posted on ILRI Asia:
On 26 Nov 2018, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) of Vietnam and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) signed a memorandum of agreement that will pave way for deepening their collaboration in research for development. At the meeting, Dang Duc Anh, the director general of NIHE said…