Blue Tongue Virus (BTV)


Bluetongue disease is a non-contagious, insect-borne, viral disease of ruminants, mainly sheep and less frequently cattle, goats, buffalo, deer, dromedaries and antelope.  First identified in South Africa, the virus has … Read More

Virus-Free Polio Vaccine

Virus-Free Polio Vaccine

The fight against polio has been one of the great success stories of modern medicine, with the disease already eliminated in much of the world.  However, current immunisation programmes use … Read More

Diagnostic for Zika virus


Although the Zika virus was first isolated in 1947 in the Zika Forest of Uganda, it was not until the emergence in Brazil in 2015 of this previously obscure tropical … Read More