Sustainability Report 2018
Yasuhiko SUZUKI, professor, Research Center for Zoonosis Control
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, and the early diagnosis of symptomatic and asymptomatic infections is thought to contribute to reductions in the number of new cases. Human African trypanosomiasis （HAT）, which is occurring in East Africa, is often misdiagnosed as malaria in the early stages. Professor Suzuki and his colleagues are working to control these diseases by developing affordable gene diagnostic kits for use in clinical settings.
Affordable genetic diagnostic kits