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‘Zoonotic’ diseases take the spotlight of UN environmental talks this week and next in Nairobi, Kenya


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ILRI veterinary epidemiologists Delia Grace and Eric Fèvre were two of the panelists at a high-level Science Policy Forum this morning discussing zoonotic (animal-to-human) diseases at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Nairobi, Kenya. The forum precedes the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, which takes place at UNEP all next week (23–27 May 2016). UNEP’s 2016 Frontiers Report was launched at this morning’s event (photo credit: ILRI/Susan MacMillan).

Diseases transmitted between animals and people—which cause 60% of all human infectious diseases—are a ‘frontier issue’ at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA2), being held this week and next at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Nairobi, Kenya.

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NB: This story was updated with new material on 23 May 2016 and will be updated again to provide a link to Grace’s full slide presentation, when it is available online.

2 thoughts on “‘Zoonotic’ diseases take the spotlight of UN environmental talks this week and next in Nairobi, Kenya

  1. Dear Susan I’d like to attend the forum of epidemiology in UNEP, if it not too late. My name; Shumpei Kambe Passport number; and job title: PhD student Nagasaki Univ KEMRI.

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