Hokkaido University Research Center for Zoonosis Control

Hokkaido University Research Center for Zoonosis Control

Hokudai Center for Zoonosis Control in Zambia

Surveillance of viral zoonoses in sub-Saharan Africa

The Hokudai Center for Zoonosis Control in Zambia (HUCZCZ) was established in School of Veterinary Medicine, Zambia University in 2007. The HUCZCZ is a base for epidemiological studies in sub Sahara Africa. In order to perform the surveillance of various pathogens safely, the laboratory equips with a biosafety level-3 (BSL-3) facility.
We have continued surveillance of pathogens, such as various hemorrhagic fever viruses (Arenavirus, Bunyavirus, and Filovirus), influenza virus, Trypanosomal protozoan, Tuberculosis and Anthrax in wild and/or domestic animals. So far, we have reported novel anreviruses, Luna virus and Lunk virus, in rodents.

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