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How a technique that involves strawberry jam and dental rope is improving zoonotic disease surveillance.
A new SARS-like coronavirus was found in bat guano from a mining site in Thailand. The novel betacoronavirus was discovered through the surveillance efforts of PREDICT, worked with the Thailand Research Fund to collect and screen bat guano for viral families that could pose a threat to humans.
There’s a tendency to view foreign aid as a transfer of resources from the haves to the have nots. But that one-way trajectory misses a critical feedback loop in the development of global human capacity. Like pathogens, knowledge can spill over when there is an interface, and it moves in multiple directions. An outbreak of collective intelligence could be the real and lasting success of this project.
In August of 2014, PREDICT assisted in the early detection of an Ebolavirus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With many of the country’s resources out of the country to assist in the massive West African outbreak, the PREDICT team was called on to assist.
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- Spillover: Zika, Ebola & Beyond (Full PBS Documentary)
- Risky Business: Danger at the Wildlife Markets of Lao PDR
- An Ounce of Prevention: Crises of Infectious Disease
- EcoHealth Alliance: Reasons to Not Drink Date Palm Wine
- Audio: Tropical Diseases, Global Crises & Zika Virus
- Mosquito Born Diseases and Zika Preparedness
- How Vietnam Mastered Infectious Disease Control
- UC Davis Sets New Record for Sponsored Research Funding
- Audio: One Health In Action
- Influenza More Likley to Emerge in East Asia than North America
- Pandemic Busters: On the Trail of the Next Ebola
- Evotis Volume 3: Spillover
- Audio: Preventing the Next Ebola Means Catching it Before It Breaks Out
- One Health Institute Gets $100 Million to Fight Pandemics
- UC Davis PREDICT Program a Model for Global Pandemic Prevention
- Success: Early Detection of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo
- Success: Wildlife Vet in Rwanda Wins Rolex Award
- Success: Yellow Fever Discovered in Bolivian Howler Monkeys
- Success: New Coronavirus Found in Bat Guano Mining Site in Thailand
- Success: Building Awareness of One Health in Mexico
- Success: Laos Gains Lab Capacity to Respond to Deadly Outbreaks