More than 60 percent of 400 emerging infectious diseases identified since 1940 are zoonotic -- diseases that move between animals and people. (Photo courtesy of Jonna Mazet/UC Davis)

UC Davis PREDICT program a model for global pandemic prevention

Groundbreaking efforts by PREDICT, a project led by the One Health Institute at the University of California, Davis, are highlighted today in the medical journal The Lancet as a model for a new, globally coordinated pandemic prevention strategy.

PREDICT is part of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Emerging Pandemic Threats Program, which builds on the understanding that humans, wildlife and the environment are inextricably linked.


Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS)

Call launch: 29 October 2012
Application deadline: 10 January 2013, 4pm

The purpose of this call is to allow eligible investigators within the UK and developing countries to begin the process of identifying potential project partners with a view to assembling multi-disciplinary teams.


Culling vampire bats is not reducing exposures to rabies

 A new study by Daniel Streicker of the University of Georgia and colleagues suggests that culling of vampire bats is not only failing to eliminate rabies, but may be making the situation worse.

Strategies to control vampire-bat-transmitted rabies in Latin America include vaccination of humans and livestock and reduction of bat populations by culling. However, isolated populations in remote areas make any control attempts difficult, and often vaccination occurs only in response to deaths.


Adopt-a-village – helping communities to protect themselves




As a neglected disease, there is a one thing we know for certain about rabies and that is that nobody knows enough. From the people living with the threat of infection in their everyday lives, to the doctors, vets, and scientists looking for ways to reduce that threat, everyone would benefit from knowing more.


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