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Waterborne bacteria study in Cambodia

The Medical Biology Laboratory of the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge and the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (MIVEGEC – LMI DRISA) are conducting monthly field samplings of both soil and water in the Koh Thum District  to explore waterborne bacteria (especially leptospirosis and melioidosis) and their dynamics linked to flooding regimes as part of the WatHealth interdisciplinary project.



The WatHealth project, Water and Health Risks in Cambodia 2021-2022, is funded by the Solidarity Fund for Innovative Project (FSPI) program supported by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the French Embassy in Cambodia.



The project, leads by IRD UMR G-EAU, brings together researchers from several IRD units (MIVEGEC, ESPACE-DEVG-EAU) and is implemented in partnership with the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC), the Institut Pasteur de Nouvelle Calédonie (INPC), the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC), the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) and the CNRS.


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