Uganda has cut the time it takes to confirm an outbreak from an average of two weeks to an average of 2.5 days.
The Global Health Security Initiatives’ ministerial meeting focused on the need to have a common approach to evidence based, non-pharmaceutical interventions to slow the spread of influenza and on how best to communicate uncertainty and address public risk perception during a public health emergency.
Reforms put in place after the 2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa have built Nigeria's capacity to diagnose diseases and track their spread.
In global disease outbreaks, there are significant time delays between the source of an outbreak and collective action.
The scenario of a deadly zoonotic infectious disease emerging from a rural community, invading an urban center, and taking off is an increasing pattern in global epidemics.
The US Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA) put out a call for researchers to figure out a process for making at least 1,000 antimicrobial doses to potentially any pathogen within a week of its discovery.
The portable lab’s 3D printed equipment can test for viruses and bacteria, testing samples in much the same way as a brick and mortar laboratory.
Uganda has successfully controlled an outbreak of Marburg virus disease and prevented its spread the World Health Organization reported on December 8.
Health researchers are looking to become more proactive by using machine learning to identify potential hot spots and predict future outbreaks.
As the plague epidemic was spreading quickly through September, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified contact tracing as an urgent intervention, and by mid-October had trained nearly 4,000 contact tracers and team supervisors.