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Understanding leptospirosis eco-epidemiology by environmental DNA metabarcoding of irrigation water from two agro-ecological regions of Sri Lanka

July 23, 2020

Understanding leptospirosis eco-epidemiology by environmental DNA metabarcoding of irrigation water from two agro-ecological regions of Sri Lanka

Chandika D. Gamage, Yukuto Sato, and colleagues show that the etiological agents of leptospirosis in Sri Lanka might be underestimated and that eDNA metabarcoding can be used to discriminate bacterial and animal species diversity in different regions and to explore environmental microbiomes to identify other associated bacterial pathogens in the environment.

Image credit: Gamage CD, Sato Y, Kimura R, Yamashiro T, Toma C

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Developing a low-cost and accessible COVID-19 vaccine for global health

Peter J. Hotez and Maria Elena Bottazzi outline the need for and their approach to creating safe and affordable COVID-19 vaccine that relies on proven technologies to facilitate its transfer for emerging market vaccine manufacturers in low and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Read their Viewpoint

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Developing a low-cost and accessible COVID-19 vaccine for global health

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