UConn Virologist Joins International Effort to Eradicate PPR in Armenia & Georgia

Guillermo Risatti, an associate professor in Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, is coordinating an international research team with the support of a $1.6 million grant award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), an agency within the United States Department of Defense (DoD), to detect and monitor Peste des Petites Ruminants (PPR) in Armenia and Georgia. The two-year biosurveillance project will involve the work of the Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia; The Ministry of Agriculture of Armenia; the National Veterinary Institute of Sweden and the University of Connecticut. The project aims at aligning their activities with the FAO and OIE joint strategy to combat the disease. Read more at https://naturally.uconn.edu/2019/04/16/virologist-joins-international-effort-to-eradicate-deadly-animal-disease.