NParks monitors wildlife in Singapore to detect, control diseases

A laboratory staff loads a sample plate into the thermocycler to detect rabbit haemorrhagic disease by real-time polymerase chain reaction. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
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SINGAPORE - Since 2011, the National Parks Board (NParks) has been monitoring the local bat population as part of its biosurveillance programme.

The programme aims to detect diseases in animals in Singapore, as well as those from other parts of the world.

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