News    ISSUE 6 September 2018     Recent Publications   Duke Student Research Project Documents Human Exposure to Swine Viruses In the summer of 2017, a team of Duke students conducted research with Malaysian collaborators in demonstrating the presence of a number of pig viruses in pigs, pig environments, and pig workers noses. The research is remarkable in showing a possible route for novel pig viruses to infect men.   Read more       Duke Graduate Student Finds High Prevalence of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Among Patients in Sarawak, Malaysia Through an eight-week, cross-sectional pilot study, Duke Global Health MSc student, Jane Fieldhouse, in collaboration with a number of US and Malaysian collaborator, sought to estimate the prevalence of and to identify risk factors for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and parainfluenza virus (PIV) among patients with pneumonia at Sibu and Kapit Hospital in Sarawak, Malaysia. Read more       U.S. Scholars Collaborate with Georgian Scientists in Studying Causes of Pneumonia Scholars from the University of Michigan, Duke University, and the Republic of Georgia teamed up to study causes of pneumonia among patients in and around Tbilisi, Georgia.   Read more     Duke One Health Activities   Shandong University Announces China’s First Ecohealth/One Health Institute On August 2nd, Shandong University approved a proposal to create an Ecohealth/One Health Institute which is likely the first ever such institute in China. This new Institute will be comprised of Chinese and international professionals working across their disciplines of human health, veterinary health, and environmental health in tackling some of China’s most complex health problems.    Read more       US and Mongolian Scholars Conduct One Health Research in Mosquito-Borne Viruses A team of three fellows, including one US and two Mongolian scientists, are working with Mongolian program advisors at the Institute of Veterinary Medicine in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to detect viruses which may be causing disease in humans and animals. Through this NIH-funded program, Natalie Wickencamp (USA),Saranzaya Enebish (Mongolia), and Batnasan Yondondorj (Mongolia) are collecting and studying specimens collected from humans, domestic animals, wildlife, and mosquitoes. Using molecular detection methods, they are detecting arboviruses which may be circulating in Mongolia. Natalie (middle) writes:   “Our team is currently conducting fieldwork while the weather is still warm enough to permit specimen collection. We have selected five different field sites across Mongolia based on their potential for a large mosquito habitat and/or for their close proximity to the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China, where there have been recent reports of a large variety of arthropod-borne viruses. Once we conclude the fieldwork portion of our study, we will analyze the specimens that we collect for West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, Getah virus and Batai virus using real-time PCR molecular assays. Our 20-month pilot study will help identify emerging infectious diseases affecting nomadic herders and inform policymakers on current public health needs.”       Upcoming Event   <tr style=