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Issue 41                                                                                            August 2021
Recent Publications
Anfal “Fulla” Abdelgadir, MSc, tested the ability of CCoV-HuPn-2018 to infect various cell lines
 
How the Newly Discovered Canine-like Coronavirus CCoV-HuPn-2018 
Infects Humans Remains a Mystery
 
In trying to understand how a canine-like virus infected humans, former Duke One Health Team member Anfal “Fulla” Abdelgadir evaluated the receptivity of six commonly studied animal and human cell-lines to the novel canine coronavirus CCoV-HuPn-2018. This virus was previously isolated from pneumonia patient samples in Malaysia. The study, which found cytopathic effect only in canine A72 cells, was published in the journal Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses last month.

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Amber Barnes, PhD, Assistant Professor at University of North Florida - Brooks

Zoonotic Enteric Parasites in Mongolian People, Animals, and the Environment: Using One Health to Address Shared Pathogens
 
As part of a D43 training grant, former Duke One Health Team member Amber Barnes partnered with researchers from the Institute of Veterinary Medicine in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to examine Mongolian households, domestic animals, drinking water, and flies for the presence of enteric pathogens. The study titled “Zoonotic enteric parasites in Mongolian people, animals, and the environment: Using One Health to address shared pathogens”, has been published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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Jakie Ting assessed burden of disease for children with lower respiratory tract infections in Malaysia

Researchers Estimate Disease Burden of Virus-associated Lower Respiratory Tract Infections among Hospitalized Children in Sarawak, Malaysia
 
Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) are a major contributor to global mortality and morbidity. With the aim of better understanding the disease burden of LRTIs for children under 5 years old in Malaysia, One Health collaborator Jakie Ting worked with a team of researchers to review medical records of hospitalized children whose clinical samples were PCR-positive for commonly circulating respiratory viruses. Though the majority of identified cases involved respiratory syncytial viruses, patients with evidence for adenovirus infection had longer hospital stays and required greater medical care for recovery.

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Duke One Health Team Member Updates
Kristen Coleman, PhD

Dr. Kristen Coleman Starting Assistant Research Professorship at the University of Maryland
 
Duke-NUS Senior Research Fellow Kristen Coleman, PhD, has accepted a new position as an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Maryland. After working for four and a half years at Duke-NUS Medical School, Dr. Coleman plans to depart Singapore in August to begin this new stage of her career. Congratulations Dr. Coleman, and thank you for all of your work on this team!
Son Than, DVM

Son Planning to Return to Vietnam to Pursue Graduate School
 
Duke-NUS One Health Team member Son Than, DVM, plans to depart Duke-NUS in August to return to Vietnam to spend time with his family before enrolling in graduate school. Son has contributed to the Duke One Health Team for nearly three years. Son, thank you for all of your much appreciated work on this team!
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Don Nguyen (left), Jean Gleason (middle), and Emily Robie, MSc (right) serve as the editors of the Duke One Health Team Newsletter. Don and Jean are both 2nd year students in the Duke Global Health Institute's Masters of Science in Global Health program. Emily graduated from the Duke Global Health Institute in May 2019, and is currently working as a research analyst for the One Health Team at Duke. 
 
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  Jean Gleason  jean.gleason@duke.edu
 Emily Robie  emily.robie@duke.edu
The Duke One Health Team News periodically reports research and training news
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