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Infectious Diseases Control

Principal Investigator (Affiliation)
  • SDGs3
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INOUE Noboru
(National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine)
Research Institutions in Japan Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Research Institutions in Mongolia Institute of Veterinary Medicine (IVM), etc.
Adoption fiscal year FY 2013
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Mongolia
General Description of the Research Project

Identify protozoan diseases endemic to Mongolia and develop simple and rapid diagnostic kits
Trypanosomosis, piroplasmosis, and many other animal protozoan diseases are severely epidemic in Mongolia, causing chronic diseases in livestock. This is a particularly serious issue, as a large proportion of the population owes its livelihood to livestock farming. This project will produce distribution maps of trypanosomosis, piroplasmosis, and of the ticks that are vectors for piroplasmosis. Based on analyses of antigen genes of the field isolates of the parasites, the project is also attempting to develop simple and rapid diagnostic kits, and aims to collect research resources of use in determining countermeasures for infectious diseases.

Mongolian strategies to control protozoan diseases will be the first model in the world!
If the diagnostic kits for trypanosomosis and piroplasmosis are widely adopted in Mongolia, they can contribute to promotion of the livestock industry by fighting animal protozoan diseases. Moreover, if they are used to conduct epidemological surveys of protozoan diseases in Mongolia and establish a strategy to cope with such diseases, the experience will be an extremely valuable practical model for considering how to control protozoan diseases on a global scale.

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Collecting blood samples from sheep and goats

Collecting blood samples from sheep and goats

Field testing of simple diagnostic kit

Field testing of simple diagnostic kit

First academic seminar for local veterinarians

First academic seminar for local veterinarians

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