Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre provides a central resource for anyone interested in Infectious Diseases at the University of Cambridge, including researchers, commercial partners and external collaborators.
We were very sad to hear that Professor Sir Patrick Sissons died earlier this week. Patrick was Head of the Clinical School as Regius Professor of Physic for 7 years up until 2012.
Many of the major new outbreaks of disease, particularly in Africa, are so-called zoonotic infections, diseases that are transmitted to humans from animals. The Ebola virus, for example, which recently killed over 11,000 people across Africa, was most likely transmitted to humans from fruit bats.