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NCZR is the hub for collaborative zoonosis research across the UK and further afield.
It brings together medical and veterinary scientists, with, among others, microbiologists, ecologists, epidemiologists, statisticians, economists and social scientists.
This conference, entitled 'Parasites: Perceived risk and reality',will take place at NCZR, Leahurst Campus on July 2nd. For more information see the NWZG website
2011 Zoonoses Conference - Zoonoses in a Changing Socioeconomic Environment
Talks are available on the NWZG website:
International AHVLA/NCZR rabies workshop - 3Rs Approach to Potency Testing for Rabies Vaccines: Liverpool, June 2011
EID and Zoonoses - Shanghai 2010P
Programme and speakers
AHVLA/NCZR workshop on hantaviruses was held in July 2010. The programme and talks can be found here.
Members of NCZR arranged an event entitled “The Assessment and Mitigation of Vector-Borne Diseases of Humans and Animals in the UK”. Funding was provided by BBSRC, NERC and Defra for this meeting, which took place at the Foresight Centre on November 30th.
The VBD_programme_final can be seen with links to some of the presentations.
Representative of the major research funding organisations, relevant Government Departments and their Agencies and researchers from many UK universities attended, as well as leading scientists from key European organisations. The workshop provided an excellent opportunity for UK researchers to share their current knowledge, identify important research gaps, expand their collaborations and begin to develop efficient mitigation strategies.
It is hoped that the workshop will assist UK Government Departments and their Agencies to assess the risks posed by new disease agents and by changes in the distribution of current agents, as well as assist in setting policies which mitigate these risks, and help avoid activities and policies which increase them.
To be held at NCZR, Leahurst Campus on July 2nd. The theme will be Parasites: Perceived risk and reality. More information, including a booking form and programme, is available here.
OLD THREATS, NEW CHALLENGES
The talks are now available online:
Zoonoses are defined by the World Health Organisation as 'diseases and infections which are transmitted naturally between vertebrate animals and man'.
The importance of these diseases is well demonstrated by a survey of infectious organisms which showed that, of the 1415 species known to be pathogenic to humans, 61% are zoonotic, while 75% of diseases considered to be 'emerging' are also zoonotic.