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02-07-2008, 03:03 PM
Quoting from www.wildasia.net (http://wildasia.net/main.cfm?page=msg&messageID=2073)
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The Consortium for Conservation Medicine is conducting a collaborative research project with the Ministry of Health Malaysia, The National Public Health Laboratory at Sungai Buloh and Perhilitan.

The objective of this study is to determine if occupational and non-occupational human contact with nonhuman primates as well as other animals in highly exposed populations results in the zoonotic transfer of viruses. In addition, this study is also to determine the incidence of infection of various agents within this population, and isolate the most likely methods of infection.

Currently we are focusing on building up our network of hunters who collect samples from the animals they hunt as part of their everyday occupational or recreational activities. We are also planning to conduct surveys in restaurants that sell wildlife to identify behaviour that increases risk of exposure to zoonotic pathogens and to get an idea of the type and quantity of bush meat consumed in Malaysia.

There is an opportunity for someone to join us in the field during July to assist us with conducting surveys and to act as a translator. This Internship will require extensive travel around Peninsular Malaysia. You must be able to read Chinese and Malay, and speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay and English. We would provide you with a stipend and cover all your travel expenses.

Please send CV and cover letter to:

Tom Hughes, ZEN Project Coordinator, Malaysia
Email: hughes@<hidden>
hp: 019 392 8307
? More Info (http://www.conservationmedicine.org/)