After a Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala was contained in June 2018, the state and central government stopped monitoring fo the virus.
The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) conference is the premier event dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of biosurveillance. Every year, the ISDS conference draws approximately 400 professionals from a broad range of disciplines to learn the latest achievements, analytic methods, best practices, conceptual frameworks, and technical innovations in the rapidly evolving field of health surveillance.
This video series shows scientists in the field as they collect blood from cave nectar bats, sample saliva from macaques and track the movement of flying foxes across Myanmar to find out what diseases are present in wildlife and whether they could pose a threat to humans.
In North Eastern Nigeria, despite the high level of insurgency, which has affected many public health facilities, the polio infrastructure is being utilized to monitor and curb cholera in five states namely, Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe and Yobe with encouraging results.
As a hotspot for emerging and remerging diseases, Africa needs to develop a research base and scientific environment that will help accurately detect, document and monitor a range of pathogens.
ARMADA will work with hospitals, doctors, and scientists around the world to collect bacterial isolates and their “criminal” history across patients, healthy carriers, animals, or the environment and use them to map the entire current spectrum of superbug strains.
Researchers developed a framework and process map for characterizing the landscape of US influenza virologic surveillance into five tiers of influenza testing: outpatient settings, inpatient settings and commercial laboratories, state public health laboratories, National Influenza Reference Center laboratories, and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laboratories.
The US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine’s Epidemiology Laboratory Service (Epi Lab) focuses on clinical diagnostic, public health testing, and force health screening, performing 5,000 to 8,000 tests six days a week.
Researchers have identified features of the influenza virus genome that affect how well the virus multiplies these findings may help health experts know which strains to watch.
Researchers investigated the possibility of utilizing the Polio network of 145 labs set up around the world to help tackle neglected tropical diseases.