Friday, 17 November 2017

THE KEY FUNCTIONS OF DEPARTMENTS AND SPECIAL DIVISIONS IN UGANDA VIRUS RESEARCH INSTITUTE. - Ecology/Zoology Department

2.  Ecology/Zoology Department.

The Department of Ecology/Zoology is headed by an Assistant Director. It undertakes research on the animals involved in the virus transmission cycles. The centre executes its roles through the following;

  • Carrying out research on intermediate hosts (monkeys, rodents, ticks, bats, etc)
  • Carrying out laboratory tests and keeping samples of specimens collected from the various intermediate hosts and humans.
  • Providing information geared towards prevention and control of zoonotic and vector borne diseases outbreaks.
  • Establishing and operating a coordinated, effective and productive ecology unit.
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