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Zoonotic Diseases Surveillance

Target pathogens: What are we looking for?

How do we survey and monitor zoonoses?

Vector sampling:

We take swabs and blood samples from various vectors: livestock, rodents, birds, bats, mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers and fleas.

Human sampling:

We test patients presenting with a febrile illness for a wide range of pathogens, and also collect information about them, with a special focus on residence history.

Environmental sampling:

We observe and analyse water samplings, micro and macroclimate information, as well as many other environmental data.