Canada invests $6.35M to support mpox, zoonotic disease research


The Government of Canada recently announced an investment of $6.35M to support 13 teams across Canada research mpox and other zoonotic threats. At the Université de Montréal, researchers will use the funding to develop an epidemiological model of mpox; the University of British Columbia and the BC Centre for Disease Control will assess the effectiveness of public health campaigns; the University of Saskatchewan will analyze mpox transmission and host responses to infection. University of Toronto researchers will assess the risk of a poxvirus outbreak in the agricultural sector and York University will receive funding to better predict future outbreaks of zoonotic diseases.

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