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Payments totalling US$500k awarded in global Brucellosis Vaccine Prize competition

EDINBURGH, UK, September 26, 2017 – Additional prizes have been awarded in a global US $30 million competition aimed at incentivising the development of a vaccine that is efficacious, safe and viable for use against Brucella melitensis in small ruminants across the developing world. Five organisations will each receive US $100,000 following their initial application.  […]

Statement on anti-microbial resistance

The availability and use of antimicrobial medicines has transformed the practice of human and animal medicine. Infections that were once lethal are now treatable, and the use of antimicrobial drugs has advanced global health as well as animal health, which is a key component of policies to improve animal welfare, food security and food safety. […]

Brucellosis outbreak in India highlights need for greater disease control

A fresh outbreak of brucellosis in India serves as a stark reminder of the need for effective control measures. In July, more than 50 cows were reported to have been infected with brucellosis in the town of Tirumala. This follows a similar outbreak in February, during which a dozen cows contracted the disease. The infected […]