Mara River flowing across the Serengeti Savanna in Tanzania

Rift Valley Fever

Rift Valley Fever

Project 30 Nov 2022

We are collaborating with colleagues at the University of Glasgow and the Vector and Vector-Borne Diseases Research Institute, Tanzania on our Rift Valley fever virus project. The project aims to understand how peri-urbanisation and crop cultivation may be affecting Rift Valley fever virus transmission

Project objectives:

Generate and validate spatiotemporal predictions of potential vector abundance

Develop mechanistic models of RVFV transmission to identify sources of inter-epizootic transmission and risk to humans

Design and assess integrated control strategies against RVFV epizootics that consider sources of inter-epizootic transmission