Dr Mark Moseley
My research focusses on understanding transmission of zoonotic pathogens at the human-wildlife-livestock interface and how ecological and environmental change might influence zoonotic disease risk. Most of my work is undertaken in Africa and involves the study of bacterial pathogens that are difficult to culture, requiring the development of novel approaches for detection and typing of infections in human clinical cases and reservoir hosts. By taking a multidisciplinary One Health approach, which involves working with medical and veterinary clinicians, public health officials and ecologists, I aim inform public health interventions to reduce zoonotic disease burden and improve livestock productivity.
My interest the relationship between human, wildlife and livestock health arose while working as a large animal veterinary surgeon in South Africa and the UK. While in practice I completed a MPhil in Wildlife Management with my research focussed on louping-ill virus transmission between sheep and red grouse before completing a PhD in the diversity and ecology of Leptospira in reservoir hosts in Madagascar. I am currently funded by the Wellcome Trust to develop approaches for identifying the animal sources of human leptospirosis infections in Madagascar and South Africa.
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The seroepidemiology of a neglected zoonotic and livestock pathogen in free-ranging bovids: Leptospirosis in African buffaloes (syncerus caffer)Pathogens, vol. 10, no. 9, 1072Contributions to Journals: Articles
Multi-locus sequence analyses reveal a clonal L. borgpetersenii genotype in a heterogeneous invasive Rattus spp. community across the City of Johannesburg, South AfricaParasites & Vectors, vol. 13, 570Contributions to Journals: Articles
Fatal rodentborne leptospirosis in prison inmates, South Africa, 2015Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 1033-1055Contributions to Journals: Articles
Leptospira in livestock in Madagascar: uncultured strains, mixed infections and small mammal-livestock transmission highlight challenges in controlling and diagnosing leptospirosis in the developing worldParasitology, vol. 146, no. 14, pp. 1707-1713Contributions to Journals: Articles
Mixed leptospira infections in a diverse reservoir host community, Madagascar, 2013–2015Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 1138-1140Contributions to Journals: Articles
Assessment of animal hosts of pathogenic Leptospira in northern TanzaniaPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 1-19Contributions to Journals: Articles
Investigating the loss of recruitment potential in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus): the relative importance of hen mortality, food supply, tick infestation and louping-illEuropean Journal of Wildlife Research, vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 313-322Contributions to Journals: Articles
Reducing tick burdens on chicks by treating breeding female grouse with permethrinJournal of Wildlife Management, vol. 72, no. 2, pp. 468-472Contributions to Journals: Articles
Use of real-time RT-PCR to determine the prevalence of louping ill virus in live red grouse chicksVeterinary Record, vol. 161, no. 19, pp. 660-661Contributions to Journals: Articles