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Ecoepidemiology an important area of study

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2006 - Autumn


I found the article on EcoEpidemiology [“When Animals Sound a Warning,” Spring 2006] very interesting. I am a D.V.M. and received an M.P.H. in the section of epidemiology of infectious diseases. My field study on arboviral zoonosis was submitted under the late Professor Robert Shope in 1976. I have since worked in the Cameroon civil service as a specialist in the eradication of tse-tse flies, the trypanosomiasis vector, and as the director of veterinary research. I wish you success in your undertakings in this field, which is of great importance: especially to the developing world, where there is very close habitation between man and animal.

John Tanlaka Banser, D.V.M., M.P.H. ’76
Yaounde, Cameroon