Our Work Continues

Our Work Continues By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, March 27th, 2020 in Blog.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the work of Gorilla Doctors and our monitoring of gorilla health has become more important than ever as we are the only organization in the world dedicated to providing veterinary care to ill or injured eastern gorillas (mountain and Grauer’s). Together with government wildlife authorities we continue our […]

A Letter from the Executive Director: COVID-19

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Sunday, March 15th, 2020 in Blog.

Dear Friends and Supporters, Last week, I attended and presented at the UC Davis One Health Institute annual meeting. As you can imagine, the coronavirus pandemic was a major focus. The One Health Institute, Gorilla Doctors’ administrative home at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, has been at the forefront of international surveillance and […]

Coronavirus and Disease: How You Can Help Protect Mountain Gorillas

Coronavirus and Disease: How You Can Help Protect Mountain Gorillas By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 in Blog.

The Coronavirus (COVID) outbreak is naturally of serious concern and we have received some questions about eastern gorilla susceptibility to this novel virus. Gorilla Doctors has been on the forefront of research in emerging pandemic threats and zoonotic spillover for the past 10 years with our implementation of the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT project, […]

Gorilla Doctors Lead One Health Workshop on Ebolavirus in DRC

Gorilla Doctors Lead One Health Workshop on Ebolavirus in DRC By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 in Blog.

Workshop: Awake Awareness: An Introduction for Health and Environmental Workers on the One Health approach and its use to reinforce control of the current Ebola outbreak Date: February 28, 2019 Location: Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo Participants: 8 Veterinarians, 3 Public Health Experts, 60 Laboratory Technicians On February 28, Gorilla Doctors convened a one-day workshop […]

Gorilla Doctors Team Talks Infectious Diseases in Dubai

Gorilla Doctors Team Talks Infectious Diseases in Dubai By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 in Blog.

By Kirsten Gilardi and Mike Cranfield Last week, Gorilla Doctors team members travelled to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to attend a global meeting for the PREDICT Project, which conducts global surveillance to detect and prevent pathogens of pandemic potential that can move between wildlife and people. Gorilla Doctors has been an implementing partner for the […]

A Message from Gorilla Doctors on Ebola and Eastern Gorillas

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, October 17th, 2014 in Blog.

We share the world’s deep concern regarding West Africa’s Ebolavirus outbreak and the devastating impact the virus is having on people, communities and nations. We are also concerned about the separate Ebolavirus outbreak occurring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Gorillas are highly susceptible to Ebolavirus; indeed, many thousands of western lowland gorillas have […]

West Africa Ebola Outbreak Highlights Need for PREDICT Program

West Africa Ebola Outbreak Highlights Need for PREDICT Program By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 in Blog.

by Jessica Burbridge On August 8, the Ebola virus epidemic rapidly spreading through West African countries was formally declared an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization. WHO director Dr. Margaret Chan called it “the largest, most severe, most complex outbreak [of the Ebola virus] in the nearly four-decade history of the disease.” […]

Dr. Julius Studies Bat Genetics at The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

Dr. Julius Studies Bat Genetics at The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, August 15th, 2014 in Blog.

Dr. Julius Nziza, Gorilla Doctors Research Project Coordinator for PREDICT Rwanda, is wrapping up an interesting six-week stint in Chicago where he’s studied the genetics of bat species in Rwanda and curating techniques at The Field Museum of Natural History. Dr. Julius is working with Dr. Bruce Patterson, the MacArthur Curator of Mammals, Dr. Bill […]

Dr. Olivier Awarded the 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise

Dr. Olivier Awarded the 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 in Blog.

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Olivier Nsengimana, Gorilla Doctors Field Veterinarian for the PREDICT Rwanda project, has been named a winner of the prestigious 2014 ROLEX Awards for Enterprise! Dr. Olivier and the four other Young Laureates, hailing from Africa, India, Europe and the Middle East, attended a ceremony today in London, where […]

Photo Story: Catching Bats with the Uganda PREDICT Team

Photo Story: Catching Bats with the Uganda PREDICT Team By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, March 29th, 2013 in Blog.

by Jessica Burbridge The Gorilla Doctors Uganda and Rwanda PREDICT teams are busy year-round collecting samples from primates, rodents and bats in areas of intense human-wildlife interaction in order to test for emerging infectious diseases. The USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT program, now in it’s fourth year, “aims to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to […]