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Investigating the sylvatic transmission and reservoir potential of Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses of long-tailed macaques proximal to human populations of Thailand and Cambodia
Principal Investigator / Affiliation Kobporn Boonnak (Assistant Professor) / Mahidol University flag Thailand Thailand
Rebecca C. Christofferson (Assistant Professor) / Louisiana State University flag USA USA
Leang Rithea (Head) / National Center for Parasitology, Entomology, and Malaria Control flag Cambodia Cambodia
Year Adopted 2018
Research Period 2019 - 2022
General Description of the Research Project This cooperative research project aims to determine the role of non-human primates in the transmission cycle of Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses in Southeast Asia through evaluation of the seroprevalence of monkeys and close proximal human population(s), as well as infection rates in peri-urban and urban mosquitoes.
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Photo Kobporn Boonnak

Kobporn Boonnak

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Thailand
Photo Rebecca C. Christofferson

Rebecca C. Christofferson

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the United States
Photo Leang Rithea

Leang Rithea

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Cambodia