Young Scientists (B)

Why only Ibans are infected? : Cross-disciplinary research towards emerging malaria disease.

Principal Investigator:  MASUDA, Gaku
Period: FY2013-15

The reasons why emerging monkey malaria patients occur among this specific ethnic group will be clarified by a combination of anthropological method, ecological field study and micro-climatological observations. Thereby, this research will deepen the scientific understanding of forest malaria and aim at generating optimized control methods specific to forest malaria, towards which response has been globally late.