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Anne   Conan DVM, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow


Education

DVM Ecole Nationale Veterinaire (ENV) de Nantes, France

MSCC Epidemiological surveillance of human and animal diseases, CIRAD/ENV Maisons-Alfort, France

PhD Epidemiology, Pierre and Marie Curie University, France

Background

Dr. Anne Conan completed her DVM and MSc in epidemiological surveillance in 2008. She worked at the Public Health and Epidemiology Department in Pasteur Institute in Cambodia during 5 years. Her projects focused on H5N1 avian influenza and Newcastle disease in backyard poultry flocks, and on chikungunya and dengue in human.

After completing her PhD in Epidemiology in 2013, Dr Conan started a post doctorate fellowship at the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). She worked on health and demographic surveillance systems in cattle and dogs in underserved communities, and she coordinated field activities for a Community Program at the border of the Kruger National Park.

Dr Conan joined RUSVM in 2015 as a post doctorate fellow. Her research focuses on dog population and rabies. She also participates in many projects on amongst other leptospirosis, anaplasma, ehrlichia, heartworm and wildlife conservation.

 

Research

Non-specific effects of rabies vaccine in dogs: a randomized controlled trial

Epidemiology of heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) in dogs on St Kitts

The role of Culicoides midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in the transmission of zoonotic arboviruses, of the families Flaviviridae, Bunyaviridae and Togaviridae, that are responsible for acute febrile syndrome and/or neurological disease in cattle and wildlife: A One Heath Approach. University of Pretoria

Kolo, F, Conan, A, Clift, S, Henning, A, Knobel, DL. Age- and sex-specific rates and causes of mortality in an owned, free-roaming dog population. University of Pretoria.

Grover, M, Bessell, P, Conan, A, Knobel, DL. Epidemiology of dog rabies at a wildlife interface in the South African lowveld. University of Pretoria/University of Edinburgh.

Steyn, J, Venter, G, Conan, A, Venter, M. The role of Culicoides midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in the transmission of zoonotic arboviruses, of the families Flaviviridae, Bunyaviridae and Togaviridae, that are responsible for acute febrile syndrome and/or neurological disease in cattle and wildlife: A One Heath Approach. University of Pretori

 

Achievements

Robinson M, Conan A, Duong V, Ly S, Ngan C, Buchy P, Tarantola A, Rodo X. A model for a chikungunya outbreak in a rural Cambodian setting implications for disease control in uninfected areas. PloS Negl Trop Dis 2014; 8(9): e3120.

Conan A, Goutard FL, Holl D, Ra S, Ponsich A, Tarantola A, Sorn S, Vong S. Cluster randomised trial of the impact of biosecurity measures on poultry health in backyard flocks. Vet Journal 2013; 198(3):649-55.

Conan A, Ponsich A, Holl D, Goutard F, Khiev R, San S, Vong S. Community based intervention to mitigate infectious diseases in poultry: Study design of a cluster randomized trial and farmers’ training in Cambodia. Acta Trop 2013; 125(3): 294-302.

Conan A, Goutard F, San S, Vong S. Biosecurity measures for backyard poultry in developing countries: A review. BMC Vet Res. 2012; 8;240.

Huy R, Buchy P, Conan A, Ngan C, Ong S, Ali R, Duong V, Yit S, Ung S, Te V, Chroeung N, Pheaktra NC, Uok V, Vong S. National dengue surveillance in Cambodia 1980–2008: epidemiological and virological trends and the impact of vector control. Bull World Health Organ 2010; 88 : 650–657.

Publication Highlights

Conan A, O'Reilly C, Ogola E, Ochieng J, Blackstock A, Omore R, Ochieng L, Moke F, Parsons M, Xiao L, Roellig D, Farag T, Nataro J, Kotloff K, Levine M, Mintz W, Breiman R, Cleaveland S, Knobel D (2017). Animal-related factors associated with moderate-to-severe diarrhea in children younger than five years in western Kenya: a matched case-control study. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases. In Press

Knobel D, Arega S, Reininghaus B, Simpson G, Gessner B, Stryhn H, Conan A (2017). Rabies vaccine is associated with decreased all-cause mortality in dogs. Vaccine. 35 (31): 3844-3849

Ketzis J, Conan A (2017). Estimating occurrence of Strongyloides stercoralis in the Caribbean island countries: Implications for monitoring and control. Acta Tropica. 171:90-95

Rajeev S, Conan A, Pratt N, Beierschmitt A, Palmour R (2017) High Leptospira seroprevalence in captive and wild-caught vervet monkeys on the Caribbean island of St Kitts. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. In Press.

Gessner B, Knobel D, Conan A, Finn A (2016). Could the RTS,S/AS01 meningitis safety signal really be a protective effect of rabies vaccine. Vaccine

Conan A, Akerele O, Simpson G, Reininghaus B, Van Rooyen J, Knobel DL (2015). Population dynamics of owned, free-roaming dogs: Implications for rabies control. PloS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 3(11): e0004177.

Robinson M (co-first author), Conan A (co-first author), Duong V, Ly S, Ngan C, Buchy P, Tarantola A, Rodo X. (2014). A model for a chikungunya outbreak in a rural Cambodian setting implications for disease control in uninfected areas. PloS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 8(9): e3120.

Conan A, Goutard FL, Holl D, Ra S, Ponsich A, Tarantola A, Sorn S, Vong S. (2013) Cluster randomised trial of the impact of biosecurity measures on poultry health in backyard flocks. Vet Journal; 198(3):649-55.

Huy R, Buchy P, Conan A, Ngan C, Ong S, Ali R, Duong V, Yit S, Ung S, Te V, Chroeung N, Pheaktra NC, Uok V, Vong S (2010) National dengue surveillance in Cambodia 1980–2008: epidemiological and virological trends and the impact of vector control. Bull World Health Organ; 88 : 650–657.

Robinson M, Conan A, Duong V, Ly S, Ngan C, Buchy P, Tarantola A, Rodo X. A model for a chikungunya outbreak in a rural Cambodian setting implications for disease control in uninfected areas. PloS Negl Trop Dis 2014; 8(9): e3120.

Conan A, Goutard FL, Holl D, Ra S, Ponsich A, Tarantola A, Sorn S, Vong S. Cluster randomised trial of the impact of biosecurity measures on poultry health in backyard flocks. Vet Journal 2013; 198(3):649-55.

Conan A, Ponsich A, Holl D, Goutard F, Khiev R, San S, Vong S. Community based intervention to mitigate infectious diseases in poultry: Study design of a cluster randomized trial and farmers’ training in Cambodia. Acta Trop 2013; 125(3): 294-302.

Conan A, Goutard F, San S, Vong S. Biosecurity measures for backyard poultry in developing countries: A review. BMC Vet Res. 2012; 8;240.

Huy R, Buchy P, Conan A, Ngan C, Ong S, Ali R, Duong V, Yit S, Ung S, Te V, Chroeung N, Pheaktra NC, Uok V, Vong S. National dengue surveillance in Cambodia 1980–2008: epidemiological and virological trends and the impact of vector control. Bull World Health Organ 2010; 88 : 650–657.