Straw coloured fruit bat

Understanding the bushmeat market: why do people risk infection from bat meat?

09 Oct 2014

Ebola, as with many emerging infections, is likely to have arisen due to man’s interaction with wild animals – most likely the practice of hunting and eating wild meat known as ‘bushmeat’. A team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has surveyed almost six hundred people across southern Ghana to find out what drives consumption of bat bushmeat – and how people perceive the risks associated with the practice.

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CAPREx Fellows, Committee and attendees of the 2014 AGM at University of Ghana, Legon.

Cambridge-Africa partnership building on its success

30 Jul 2014

A milestone in the University of Cambridge’s engagement with Africa was recently reached as senior University officers and researchers arrived in Ghana for the second annual general meeting of the Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence (CAPREx).

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