This report presents a roadmap for implementing biosecurity and biodefense policy to leverage the capabilities of science and technology advances and minimize security risks.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed this rapid advice note to meet the urgent need for recommendations on the safe home care for patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection presenting with mild symptoms and public health measures related to management of asymptomatic contacts.
This document, developed by experts in laboratory and adult and pediatric clinical medicine, provides information on which tests are valuable and in which contexts, and on tests that add little or no value for diagnostic decisions.
This intermediate level course is for clinicians caring for patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease. Modules provide information on screening and triage, infection prevention and control, laboratory diagnostics, organization of the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC), clinical care of patients in the ETC, and investigational therapeutic agents.
The resources on this page are intended to promote patient safety and increase the safety of the healthcare work environment through improved use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by healthcare personnel.
This report develops a framework to guide an assessment of the security concerns related to advances in synthetic biology, assesses the levels of concern warranted for such advances, and identifies options that could help mitigate those concerns.
This paper discusses the research into and identification of a novel orthobunyavirus (Ntwetwe virus) in Ugandan child presenting with an unexplained encephalitis.
This resource provides an overview of and reference for orthobunyaviruses including specific discussions of Akabane virus, Schmallenberg Virus, Oropouche virus, and Bunyaviruses.
This paper provides an overview of orthobunyaviruses including their prevalence, transmission, structure, biology, and pathogenesis.
The "Urbanization and Slums: New Transmission Pathways of Infectious Diseases in the Built Environment" workshop featured discussions on the social, physical, environmental, and political drivers of infectious disease transmission in an increasingly urban and interconnected world; effective interventions and policies to achieve sustainable, health-promoting urban built environments; and strategies to close the research gap and scale up successful practices. These proceedings offer a factual summation of the session discussions.