James Ian Campbell
Head of Research Microbiology, OUCRU Vietnam
James Campbell has worked in Microbiology and human diagnostic medicine for over thirty years. In 1999, before his current position at OUCRU, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, he spent fifteen years working in veterinary diagnostics, Scottish Agricultural College, Veterinary Division. This gave him an excellent background in both vet and clinical work.
James Campbell’s interest in zoonosis has been introduced to OUCRU. He and his Vietnamese colleague, Dr. Dung, were the first to identify and recognize the importance of Streptococcus suis as one of the main causes of bacterial meningitis in Vietnam in 2000. In 2018 he demonstrated the first 30 cases of Brucellosis in Vietnam and is now looking at its prevalence.
James has remained actively involved in the treatment of tetanus and its secondary problems. He continues to work on several research areas including enteric and CNS disease and fascioliasis, a rapidly increasing problem. He is also heavily involved in teaching in 18 provincial hospitals and 3 animal health units within Vietnam as well as teaching in Yangon in the Livestock, Breeding, Vet, Division lab and in the University of Medicine Yangon Infectious Diseases Unit.
James is a member of The Congregation at Oxford University and a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, United Kingdom, a member of the British Society for Parasitology and a member of the Global Outbreak and Alert Response Network, WHO. In 2012 he received the Ho Chi Minh City Medal for his service to medicine and science in Vietnam.
Swabbing a pig for Streptococcus suis
On the Bench
Azithromycin Resistance in
spp. in Southeast Asia
Darton TC. et al, (2018), Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 62
Non-typhoidal Salmonella serovars associated with invasive and non-invasive disease in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Le Thi Phuong T. et al, (2017), Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 111, 418 - 424
Ventilator-associated respiratory infection in a resource-restricted setting: impact and etiology
Phu VD. et al, (2017), Journal of Intensive Care, 5
Antimicrobial residues and resistance against critically important antimicrobials in non-typhoidal Salmonella from meat sold at wet markets and supermarkets in Vietnam
Nhung NT. et al, (2018), International Journal of Food Microbiology, 266, 301 - 309
No Clinical Benefit of Empirical Antimicrobial Therapy for Pediatric Diarrhea in a High-Usage, High-Resistance Setting
Duong VT. et al, (2018), Clinical Infectious Diseases, 66, 504 - 511
Novel multiplex real-time PCR assays reveal a high prevalence of diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli pathotypes in healthy and diarrhoeal children in the south of Vietnam.
Duong VT. et al, (2020), BMC microbiology, 20
Differential antimicrobial susceptibility profiles between symptomatic and asymptomatic non-typhoidal Salmonella infections in Vietnamese children.
Parisi A. et al, (2020), Epidemiology and infection, 148
Carriage of the zoonotic organism Streptococcus suis in chicken flocks in Vietnam.
Nhung NT. et al, (2020), Zoonoses and public health
Cerebrospinal fluid MinION sequencing of 16S rRNA gene for rapid and accurate diagnosis of bacterial meningitis.
Hong NTT. et al, (2020), The Journal of infection, 80, 469 - 496
Characterization of viral, bacterial, and parasitic causes of disease in small-scale chicken flocks in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.
Van NTB. et al, (2020), Poultry science, 99, 783 - 790