Small bite, big threat
Monday 7 April is World Health Day with a focus on vector-borne diseases
The Pirbright Institute, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Centre (BBSRC), has a major programme of research on virus vector-borne diseases. This includes diseases of animals and diseases of humans. Diseases under study include tick-borne encephalitis, chikungunya, Rift Valley fever, bluetongue, African horse sickness, African swine fever, Schmallenberg and Nairobi sheep disease.