Program Sponsored by: Ecohealth Alliance
Bat

Promoting collaborative bat research across Western Asia

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Are bats ‘special’ in their tendency to harbor zoonotic viruses that infect humans?

17 April 2020

SARS-CoV-2

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WAB-Net scientists participate in risk assessment of SARS-CoV-2 ‘spill-back’ into bat populations from people

17 April 2020

SARS-CoV-2

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The inaugural WAB-Net workshop was held in Tbilisi, Georgia from 17-20 September 2018, and involved over 30 participants from 11 different nations within Western Asia.
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The 2nd annual WAB-Net workshop was held in Amman, Jordan from 9-11 December 2019, and involved over 55 participants from 10 different nations within Western Asia.
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Western Asia

Our active research countries:

  • Armenia

    Key Personnel: Dr. Astghik Ghazaryan   Institution: Armenian Association of Mammalogists                                           Location: Yerevan, Armenia

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  • Azerbaijan

    Key Personnel: Dr. Nijat Hasanov     Institution: Institute of Zoology, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences             Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

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  • Georgia

    Key Personnel: Drs. Keti Sidamonidze and Lela Urushadze                                     Institution: National Center for Public Health Research, R. Lugar Center                       Location: Tbilisi, Georgia

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  • Jordan

    Key Personnel: Dr. Nisreen Al-Hmoud       Institution: Royal Scientific Society       Location: Amman, Jordan

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  • Oman

    Key Personnel: Dr. Andrew Spalton   Institution: Office for Conservation of the Environment, Diwan of Royal Court   Location: Muscat, Oman

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  • Pakistan

    Key Personnel: Dr. Shahzad Ali                   Institution: University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS)                               Location: Lahore, Pakistan

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  • Turkey

    Key Personnel: Dr. Raşit Bilgin         Institution: Boğaziçi University                       Location: Istanbul, Turkey

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