On the tail of a virus

In Phnom Penh, US researchers have teamed up with the Pasteur Institute to conduct vital work tracking the spread and mutation of Covid-19. Their research has placed Cambodia at the heart of Southeast Asia's efforts to stem the spread of the disease and find a cure.

The Covid-19 pandemic began in earnest months ago, but the novel coronavirus that causes the disease remains somewhat shrouded in mystery.

A team of medical researchers in Cambodia are doing their part to change that. The Kingdom’s healthcare system may be small and under-resourced, but with new technology, labs in Phnom Penh could play an important role in dissecting the inner workings of the novel coronavirus currently infecting patients around the world.

Much of that work is now happening between a team of Cambodian laboratory technicians led by National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers Jessica Manning and Jennifer Bohl, working alongside the Virology unit of the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, led by Philippe Dussart and Erik Karlsson.

In full: https://southeastasiaglobe.com/covid-19-disease-research/

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