On October 13-14th, 21 participants of APEIR’s steering committees, researchers, and partners flew all the way from New Delhi, China, Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and gathered in Bali at Alaya Resort Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Partners who attended were including Dr. Hung Nguyen from ILRI (International Live Stock Research Institute), Prof. Le Vu Anh from The Vietnam Public Health Association (VPHA), and Dr. Manish Kakkar from Public Health Foundation of India.  All participants were welcomed at the registration office by Isna Mayzora from APEIR Secretariat.

Field Building Leadership Initiative (FBLI): Advancing Ecohealth in Southeast Asia and China

Intensification of crop and livestock production can improve food, nutrition, and income security; however, intensification can also lead to increased health risks, environmental degradation, and biodiversity loss. This is especially true in Southeast Asia and China, regions facing rapid economic growth. To address this complex challenge, a better understanding of the interactions between agricultural practices, human health, and ecosystems is required.

A respiratory virus that has killed dozens of people, mainly in the Middle East, is widespread in camels and may be jumping directly from camels to humans.

Guinea's government raised the death toll in the Ebola epidemic raging through its southern forests to 59. The health ministry told the AFP news agency workers battling to contain the outbreak in the border region had added a further 25 deaths to the toll of 34 given

Pilgrims traveling to the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia may be at increased risk for contracting and transmitting influenza, according to a letter to the editor published in Emerging Infectious Diseases.