In the case of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Western Africa which claimed over 11,000 lives, the virus propagated faster than reliable data. Local journalists faced an unprecedented epidemic and a shortage of credible information.
Development of two multivalent Rift Valley Fever vaccines for improved uptake in cattle and in small ruminants
Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a viral disease of livestock and humans. It is endemic in large parts of Africa, and outbreaks have been declared over the past two years in many West African countries.
In East and Central Africa, the most important tick-borne disease of livestock is East Coast fever, caused by the intracellular parasite Theileria parva.