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VACCINE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT TO PREVENT Q-FEVER IN CHILDREN

Dr. Wendy Brown, Regents Professor of Immunology in the Allen School and the Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology department, identified new vaccine candidates in an article published in the February 2011 issue of Microbiology. Brown's research focused on Coxiella burnetii, the bacterium that causes Q-fever, and she identified antigens that induce an immune response and produce antibodies. Developing vaccines to prevent the disease in animals will help reduce transmission to people. Improved understanding of how these antigens perform in animals could also lead to the development of a better vaccine for people worldwide.

C. burnetii is one of the principal causes of non-malarial febrile illness in children. Collaborative efforts between scientists at the Allen School, the University of Glasgow, the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center and Duke University are working to identify the sources and strains involved in zoonotic transmission.

Learn more about non-malarial causes of fever and our collaborative work with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Moshi, Tanzania.

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Allen School Director, Dr. Guy Palmer, with village children in Wasso Tanzania.

 
 
 
STUDENTS LEARN HOW ANIMAL HEALTH AFFECTS GLOBAL ECONOMIC DISPARITIES & DISEASE CONTROL

The Allen School is currently working with the WSU Faculty Senate to receive certificate status for its Global Animal Health Pathway (GAHP) program. GAHP teaches veterinary students about the critical role animal health plays in global health, economic disparities, and the impact veterinarians can have on global health challenges.

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ALLEN CENTER CONSTRUCTION IS WELL UNDERWAY

The Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health is on schedule to be finished in the spring of 2012! The concrete structural work for the first floor is complete and work on the second floor has begun. The Allen Center will provide research and educational space for over 100 faculty, staff, and students.

Allen Center

 
 
 


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