Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, University of LiverpoolEric Fevre is Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases at the Institute of Infection and Global Health (IGH), University of Liverpool. He is based full time at the International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, where he holds a joint appointment. He manages several field-orientated projects funded by UK Research funders and, on behalf of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, leads a research activity on neglected zoonoses. His research team of epidemiologists, biologists, veterinarians and medical practitioners is interested in the biology and control of (re-)emerging diseases, particularly zoonoses, with a focus on understanding the factors involved in emergence, risk, transmission, persistence, spread, and disease burden of pathogens in both human and animal populations. His team also has a strong interest in understanding the influence of the physical environment on pathogen transmission, and they conduct field studies to acquire a wider understanding of pathogen epidemiology, using this information to inform policy on optimal and cost-effective methods of disease control.For more information see http://www.zoonotic-diseases.org/.
Understanding where Africa’s next major modern disease crisis will emerge is critical to monitoring and control.