Welcome to Livestock, Livelihoods and Health

Livestock, Livelihoods and Health is an interdisciplinary research programme exploring diseases that can be transmitted from wild or domesticated animals to people. These diseases are known as zoonoses. As well as affecting the health of people and animals, zoonoses can damage development prospects and add to the poverty burden of developing countries.

Our aim is to provide the evidence base to inform new strategies for zoonotic disease control and elimination. We are undertaking research projects exploring zoonoses in Tanzania which seek to increase our understanding of:

The programme is funded under the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) initiative between the UK Department for International Development, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

Latest blogs

Foodborne pathogens in African food animals and meat

Kate M. Thomas Campylobacter and nontyphoidal Salmonella are important bacterial enteric pathogens which can be carried by apparently healthy livestock and poultry. During slaughter and butchering processes, bacterial contamination of the carcass and...

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