Project

The diagnosis of zoonotic and soil-transmitted helminth infections in Central Vietnam

Code
13V15613
Duration
01 December 2013 → 30 November 2015
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Diagnostics
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Tropical medicine
    • Diagnostics
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Tropical medicine
    • Medicinal products
    • Diagnostics
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Tropical medicine
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
Vietnam Helminth infections zoonoses diagnosis
 
Project description

In Vietnam helminths are common because their transmission is facilitated by the use of stool as fertilizer, use of wastewater for irrigation, eating of raw vegetables/meat/fish, and poor hygiene. Poor diagnosis hinders assessment of epidemiological patterns and control programmes. We will improve the diagnostic capacity of IMPE Quy Nhon by training, improvement of laboratory facilities, technology transfer and regional collaborations.