Researchers at Michigan State University are partnering with colleagues from the U.S. and four other countries to develop biosurveillance plans to monitor and prevent infectious disease spread by migratory birds. The new project is funded by a $4.4 million grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Biological Threat Reduction Program of the U.S. Department of Defense.
The funds will help to establish the Avian Zoonotic Disease Network, the first threat-reduction initiative of its kind, along the Mediterranean and Black Sea Flyway, the main route for birds migrating between Africa and Europe. The four countries from the region participating in the project are Ethiopia, Georgia, Jordan and Ukraine.
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