The section of epidemiology is committed to advancing veterinary epidemiology through teaching and research. This includes designing and implementing courses in epidemiology and biostatistics at the undergraduate level and supervising research students at the postgraduate level.
We also offer advice on statistics and study design to all members of the Vetsuisse Faculty in Zurich.
Roll-out of the Global Burden of Animal Diseases programme
Knowledge of the major constraints on livestock productivity and the means to address them is insufficient, and there is a need for robust assessments of the impact of livestock on food security, disease risks, and climate change. In 2018, the Global Burden of Animal Diseases (GBADs) programme was launched to address these vital issues.
Welcome Sukuman Rittem and Malwina Kowalska
During the last 6 months Sukuman and Malwina have joined our unit. Sukuman is a veterinary lecturer from Thailand investigating the human-monkey-conflicts from a one health perspective. Malwina is a Polish veterinarian conducting a clinical trial on new treatments for corneal ulcers in people and animals. Both will conduct their PhD with our group.
Giulia wins the SSPH+ Award 2020
Giulia Paternoster won the award of the Swiss School for Public Health with her article "Epidemic cystic and alveolar echinococcosis in Kyrgyzstan: an analysis of national surveillance data" published in "the Lancet Global Health" in April 2020,
Welcome Liz Noguera Zayas and Kubanychbek Abdykerimov
During 2019 Liz and Kuban have joined our unit. Liz is a veterinarian from Paraguay with a strong interest in zoonoses. Kuban is a veterinarian from Kyrgizstan who is particularly interested in zoonotic parasites. Both will conduct their PhD with our group.
Preprint on COVID-19 diagnostic accuracy estimates
Preprint available: Diagnostic accuracy estimates for COVID-19 RT-PCR and Lateral flow immunoassay tests with Bayesian latent class models.
Publication in Lancet Global Health: cystic and alveolar echinococcosis in Kyrgyzstan
Dr. Giulia Paternoster, Kubanychbek Abdykerimov, and Prof. Paul Torgerson (section of epidemiology), Philipp Kronenberg and Prof. Peter Deplazes (Institute of parasitology) coauthored an article entitled "Epidemic cystic and alveolar echinococcosis in Kyrgyzstan: an analysis of national surveillance data".
COVID-19 und die besondere Lage
COVID-19 breitet sich weiter aus und der Bundesrat, die Kantonsregierung sowie die Uni-Leitung treffen Massnahmen, um die Anzahl Neuinfektionen zu begrenzen. Dies hat auch Auswirkungen auf die Tätigkeiten der Abteilung für Epidemiologie der Vetsuisse Fakultät.