22 May 2013

Asian vets and doctors showcase work

9:14 am on 22 May 2013

Overseas Masters students in human and veterinary diseases will showcase their work at the One Health Symposium at Massey University in Palmerston North on Wednesday.

About 20 students from China and Mongolia have been studying with Massey University's epidemiology team for the past three months as part of an international project funded by the World Bank.

It is designed to get the medical and veterinary professions in Europe and Asia working more closely together when it comes to zoonotic diseases - those that can infect both people and animals.

The project manager, Massey University's Lachlan McIntrye, says the students work as vets and doctors in China and Mongolia where they battle diseases such as brucellosis, which can infect sheep, goats and people.