Our research on viral diseases seeks to elucidate the biology, epidemiology and ecology of the pathogen across the human, animal (domesticated and/or wild) and environmental compartments. We lay emphasis on enhancing the efficiency of pathogen detection and genetic identification as well as the risk modelling of disease events with the objective of generating cost-effective risk management (prevention and control) of infectious diseases that affect human health and/or food security. Our current focus is on haemorrhagic fevers (e.g. Ebola) , mosquito-borne viral diseases (e.g. Rift Valley fever, Dengue etc) and such animal epidemics as foot-and-mouth disease, Peste des Petits Ruminants and African swine fever