Ellen Hughes

Ellen Hughes portrait Dec 2018Room 434 Henry Wellcome Building

College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences
Garscube Estate
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G61 1QH

 

Phone: 0141 3305610

Email: e.hughes.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Twitter: @OneHealthEllen

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RESEARCH

My research is focussed on understanding the epidemiology and disease ecology of Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) in northern Tanzania. CCHFV is a tick-borne virus, with livestock and small mammal reservoirs, which can cause a fatal haemorrhagic fever in humans.  The virus has a wide geographic range but very limited evidence exists regarding its presence in Tanzania.  Evidence of viral circulation and clinical cases in the region as well as the presence of the principal tick vectors suggest that Tanzania is likely to be a high-risk area for CCHFV and the current lack of understanding of viral circulation represents a potentially significant risk to public health. The initial aim of my research is to determine the sero-prevalence and to investigate patterns of exposure in livestock in northern Tanzania. 

Other research interests include parasitic helminths, in particular Taenia multiceps in Tanzanian livestock, and One Health approaches to endemic and emerging disease challenges.

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