Dr. Babasola Oluseyi Olugasa
DVM, MSc Epizootiology, PhD (Senior Lecturer)
Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Room 003, National Zoonoses Centre (Nucleus Laboratory) Building
Email: [email protected] Tel.: (+234)-803-582-4221
Principal Investigator and Team Leader
Centre for Control and Prevention of Zoonoses
1. Studies in the control and prevention of endemic, emerging and neglected zoonoses in West Africa, with emphases on influenza, Lassa fever, rabies and the West Nile viruses. (Support from the MacArthur Foundation)
2. Functional adaptation of the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to improve graduate programmes for surveillance of human-animal diseases in West Africa at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
3. Studies on indigenous knowledge, attitude and practices that are associated with the spread of trans-boundary animal disease in West Africa.
1. Esuruoso GO, Ijagbone IF and Olugasa BO (2005). Introductory Epizootiology, 2nd edition. The VetAcademic Publishers and Consultants, Ibadan. Printed by GLJ Press Ibadan, Nigeria. 322 pages
2. EkhaguereGOS(2009) Ed:Engaging a rapidly changing world: A five-year strategic plan for internationalization, 2009-2014. A policy document of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. (Member of its Strategic Planning Committee). University of Ibadan Press. 118 pp.
3. Esuruoso GO and BO Olugasa (1999). Opportunities for mixed ruminant practice, production and related business packages. Chapter 5 In: Esuruoso GO (Edited) Gateway to Effective Management of Modern Veterinary Services and Privatization of Veterinary Functions in Nigeria. The VetAcademic Publishers and Consultants, Ibadan, Nigeria pp 24-45
4. Olugasa BO(1996). Abattoir requirements for pig meat inspection. Chapter 6 in: Esuruoso GO (Edited) Handbook of Veterinary Public Health Strategies for Lagos State, Nigeria. 25-31
5. Oluwole JO, BO Emikpe and Olugasa BO (2012). Attitude of poultry farmers towards vaccination against Newcastle disease and avian influenza in Ibadan, Nigeria. Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences 10 (1): 5-12.
6. Aiyedun JO and Olugasa BO (2012). Use of aerial photograph to enhance dog population census in Ilorin, Nigeria. Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences 10 (1): 22-27.
7. Olugasa BO, Aiyedun JO and Emikpe BO (2011). Antibody levels against rabies among confined, free-roaming and stray dogs in a transit city of Nigeria. Veterinaria Italiana 47 (4) 453-460
8. Ishola OO, Wungak YS, Olugasa BO, Davis LD and P Ekong (2011). Serological survey of Foot and Mouth Disease in cattle in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. Vom Journal of Veterinary Sciences 8 (1) 16-21
9. Olugasa BO, Oluwayelu DO, Ayinmode AB, Emikpe BO, Ijagbone IF and SIB Cadmus(2011)Epizootiology in contemporary global health: making a difference in the health of people in West Africa. Nigerian Journal of Epidemiology Vol. 1: 28-33
10. Olugasa BO, Odeniyi AO, Adeogun AO and OA Adeola (2010). Antibody levels against rabies among occupationally exposed individuals in a Nigerian University. Veterinaria Italiana 46 (1):21-28
11. Adeola OA, Adeniji JA and BO Olugasa (2010). Detection of Haemagglutination-Inhibiting Antibodies against Human H1 and H3 Strains of Influenza A Viruses in Pigs in Ibadan, Nigeria. Zoonoses and Public Health 57 (7-8): e89-94
12. Adeola OA, Adeniji JA and BO Olugasa (2009). Isolation of influenza A viruses from pigs in Ibadan, Nigeria. Veterinaria Italiana 45 (3): 383-390
13. Agbede SA, Adu FD, Omotade OO, Ayoade GO, Olugasa BO and Soetan KO (2009). Research and education in African swine fever containment promotion in south-western Nigeria: Not missing the opportunities. Epizootiology & Animal Health in West Africa Vol. 5: 13 - 26
14. Olugasa BO, Aiyedun JO and AA Akingbogun (2009). Identification of geographic risk factors associated with clinical human rabies in a transit city of Nigeria. Epizootiology & Animal Health in West Africa Vol. 5: 43 -52
15. Olugasa BO, Obadua AO, Akingbogun AA, Akingbade FI, and TO Ajibade (2009). Epizootiological evaluation of Peste des Petits Ruminants prophylactic programme in Akure, Nigeria, 2006 - 2008. Epizootiology & Animal Health in West Africa Vol. 5: 27 - 36
16. Olugasa BO (2008). African swine fever control in Ibadan, Nigeria:Problems, needs and veterinary extension opportunities. African Journal of Livestock Extension Vol.6:29-35
17. Olugasa BOand IF Ijagbone (2007).Pattern of spread of African swine fever in south-western Nigeria, 1997-2005. Veterinaria Italiana, Vol. 43 (3): 621-628
18. Babalobi OO, Olugasa BO, Oluwayelu DO, Ijagbone IF, Ayoade GO and SA Agbede (2007). Analysis and evaluation of mortality losses of the 2001 African swine fever outbreak, Ibadan, Nigeria. Tropical Animal Health and Production Vol. 39 (7): 533-542.
19. Olugasa BO (2007). Serological evidence of African swine fever virus infection in commercial pig herds in southwest Nigeria. African Journal of Livestock Extension 5: 61-66.
20. Ijagbone IF, Esuruoso G O, Adeyemi IG, Olugasa BO and SA Agbede (2005). An outbreak of animal trypanosomosis in a Fulani herd at Idofian in Kwara State, Nigeria. Vom Journal of Veterinary Science. Vol. 1 (2): 76 – 79.
21. Babalobi OO, Ayoade GO, Olugasa BO, Oluwayelu DO and O Oyedele (2003). Differential diagnosis of a swine epizootic of unknown aetiology in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine Vol. 58 (2/3): 86 – 89.
22. Olugasa BO (2000). Relevance of value and integrity to the ideals of VetAcademic Resource Foundation organization and in relation to the mandate of the Veterinary Council of Nigeria. VARF Quarterly Bulletin Vol. 4: 42-45.
23. Esuruoso GO andBO Olugasa (1997). Actualization of strategies for privatized preventive veterinary services to nomadic herdsmen in southern Nigeria. Epidemiologie et Sante Animal Vol. 31, 2. 22. 1-3
24. Olugasa BO (1997). Contributions of economics and ergonomics to actualization of professional responsibilities. VARF Quarterly Bulletin Vol. 1, No.1, 13-18.
25. Olugasa BO(2001). A description of veterinary public health at undergraduate and graduate levels from Nigeria, together with some insights into occupational hazards especially children working in abattoirs. Comment 30 In: Robinson, A. (Edited) Veterinary Public Health and the Control of Zoonoses in Developing Countries. Published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). www.fao.org/waicent/fao/Agricult/AGA/AGAH/VPHeconf/comments.htm
26. Ramirez A, Olugasa BO and Danelle Bickett-Weddle (2004). Geographic information systems and its role in biological risk management. 4 pp In: Biological Risk Management Tools. Published by the Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH), Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.
27. Babalobi OO, Ogundipe GAT, Olugasa BO (2008). Epidemiology core values, skills and specialty areas for staff of the National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Plateau State, Nigeria. A Workshop Manual Produced for the National Veterinary Research Institute.
28. Olugasa BO (2010). A report on Personal Service Agreement for TCP/LIR/3202 of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in assistance for prevention and containment of trans-boundary animal diseases especially avian influenza in Liberia. April 2010.
29. Adeola OA, Adeniji JA and BO Olugasa (2009). Investigation of circulating strains of influenza viruses among pig handlers and pigs in Ibadan, Nigeria. In: Briese, A., Claub, M., Hartung, J., and Springorum, A. (Edited) Proceedings of the XIV International Congress on Animal Hygiene, 19-23 July, 2009. University of Vechta, Germany. Published by Tribun EU, Brno, Czech Republic. Volume II: 782-786
30. Ekong PS, Olugasa BO, Oyetunde IL, Waziri NE and TN Joanes (2007). Spatial distribution of primary outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Nigeria. In: Aland, A. (Edited) Animal Health, Animal Welfare and Biosecurity. Published by Estonia University of Life Sciences, Vol 1:740-743
31. Olugasa BO, Oluwayelu DO, Adewale GA, Ayoade GO, Ijagbone IF, Babalobi OO and SA Agbede (2005). Confirmatory diagnosis of African swine fever in southern Nigeria by immunoblotting assay. In Animals and Environment, Vol. 1 (A.K.R. Wrzesien, ed.). Published by Warsaw Agricultural University, Poland, 343-347.
32. Coker AO, Olugasa BO and AO Adeyemi (2001). Abattoir wastewater quality in south western Nigeria. In: Scott, R. (Edited) People and Systems for Water, Sanitation and Health. Published by Water Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough University, United Kingdom. 329-331
33. Olugasa BO, Cadmus SIB and NN Atsanda (2000). Actualization of strategies for beef quality control in south western Nigeria. In: Tielen, M.J.M (Edited) Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Animal Hygiene, July 2nd - 6th. Maastricht, the Netherlands. Published by Animal Health Service in the Netherlands. Printed by ADDIX, Wijk bij Duusted. Vol. 1: 67-71.
Honors, Distinctions, Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants:
1. Associate Professor (Animal Health) at Cuttington University, Suakoko, Bong County, Liberia. August 2011 - July, 2012
2. International Consultant, Vaccines for the Control of Neglected Animal Diseases (VACNADA), Ministry of Agriculture, Monrovia, Liberia. March - December, 2011
3. Veterinary Epidemiology Consultant to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (TCP/LIR/3202) Duty Station in Liberia. January - April, 2010
4. Expert, Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC) FAO 2010
5. Co-Chair, Animal Health - Various Pathogens in Farm Animals, 14th International Congress on Animal Hygiene, Vechta, Germany from July 19 to 23, 2009
6. Editorial Manager, Journal of Epizootiology and Animal Health in West Africa - 2009
7. Member, Committee for Developing a 5-year Strategic Plan for Internationalization at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria , 2008
8. Clergyman (Ordained Priest in the Holy Order), Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) - 2006
9. Best PhD Thesis, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan, 2006
10. Adjunct Instructor, Department of Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA, 2003 - 2004
11. Visiting Scholar, Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa USA, 2003 – 2004
12. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant (Higher Education Initiative in Africa) 2011 – to improve graduate programmes for surveillance of human-animal diseases in West Africa.
13. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant (Multidisciplinary Research on African swine fever containment promotion) 2006
14. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant Re-Entry Grant 2006
15. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant (Long Term Overseas Travel) - June 2003
16. Cochran Fellowship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Foreign Agricultural Services, Washington DC - May 2003
17. MASHAV Scholarship of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State of Israel - April 2003
18. University Senate Research Grant to map the primary spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza in south-western Nigeria - 2006
19. Selected participant, FAO-USDA/CEAH sponsored course on Emerging Animal Health Issues: Identification and Analysis. Fort Collins, Co, USA September 2002
20. Professor TielenFoundation, the Netherlands: Young Scientist Financial Support (Overseas Travel Grant). December 2002
21. Professor TielenFoundation, the Netherlands: Young Scientist Financial Support (Overseas Travel Grant). November 1999
22. National Youth Service Commendation Award, Oyo State Command, Nigeria - 1996
23. Best Student in Epizootiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ibadan - 1994
1. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation sponsored Postgraduate Career Development Fellowship and Scholarship in the surveillance of human-animal diseases in West Africa.
2. The MacArthur endowed Fellowship and Studentship provides opportunity for fully funded PhD, M.Phil. and M.Sc. programmes for career development along multidisciplinary backgrounds at the University of Ibadan to improve the surveillance of human-animal diseases in West Africa. This opportunity is available to graduate students of West African countries only. For application method, see item #1 on the recommended links below.