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Global partnership to tackle fatal cattle disease

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AN international consortium of researchers has secured a £1 million award from the Wellcome Trust to assist the development of a new vaccine to control haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS).

HS affects cattle, buffalo and camels across south and south-east Asia, Africa and South America. It is spread by airborne transmission of Pasteurella multocida, which causes systemic disease and death within 24 hours. It is estimated that approximately half of all cattle and buffalo deaths in India are caused by the disease, which has a significant impact on the livelihood of …

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