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Network Drivers

Food Security

It is estimated that the world population will reach 9.1 billion people by 2050.  The FAO estimates that in order to feed this projected world population overall food production will need to increase by 70% between 2005/07 and 2050.  Vaccines that protect animal health & welfare and improve sustainable production are important components in meeting this need. 

Public Health through Control of Zoonotic Diseases

Vaccines to control zoonotic diseases in food animals, companion animals and even wildlife have had a major impact on reducing the incidence of zoonotic diseases in people

Control of Emerging Animal Diseases

Emerging and exotic animal diseases are a growing threat to human and animal health. Ability to respond quickly with efficacious intervention strategy is important to control disease quickly and efficiently.

Less Reliance on Antimicrobials

Veterinary vaccines reduce the need for antibiotics to that infections in food producing and companion animals. There are increasing concerns related to antiobic resistance associated with extensive use of antibiotics in veterinary and human medicine.

Food Safety Vaccines

Need for vaccines against food-borne pathogens that help reduce the shedding of pathogens that cause food borne diseases.



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