Transmission dynamics of African swine fever in an endemic setting at the livestock-wildlife interface


  • Dr Charles Masembe

    Makerere University

Project summary

Charles is a veterinarian and molecular epidemiologist. Together with scientists at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, he will investigate the role of soft ticks in the spread and maintenance of African swine fever (ASF) in the domestic cycle and wild cycle. He will determine the molecular genetic and evolutionary characteristics of ASF virus in domestic pigs, warthogs, bushpigs and ticks at the livestock-wildlife interface to reveal transmission networks. The results will directly contribute to the development of effective control strategies for this devastating disease that is impeding the development of the pig industry in Uganda and possibly beyond.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.