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Global Health Risks associated with Wildlife Products hunted and traded as “Bushmeat” in Cross River State, Nigeria

This project has three interrelated aims, all with the goal of identifying Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) risks associated with human-wildlife contact and understanding gradients of risks across socio-ecological contexts. Specifically, we are characterizing pathogens of bushmeat and the nature and frequency of human-wildlife contact across the bushmeat commodity chain. The final product will be identification of potentially zoonotic pathogens circulating undetected in bushmeat and the underlying factors that shape human exposure risks.

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Sagan Friant

Position: Director of Cross River Ecology and Health Project, Nigeria