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Int J Infect Dis. 2016 Apr;45:92-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2016.02.1007. Epub 2016 Mar 4.

Zika virus outbreak and the case for building effective and sustainable rapid diagnostics laboratory capacity globally.

Author information

1
Division of Infection and Immunity, University College London and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, UCLHospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. Electronic address: a.i.zumla@gmail.com.
2
Division of Virology, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge UK and School of Public Health, University of Makeni, Sierra Leone. Electronic address: ig299@cam.ac.uk.
3
Country and Inter-country Support, Office of the Regional Director, WHO- AFRO, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. Electronic address: kasolof@who.int.
4
Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Médicale and University Marien Ngouabi, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, and Institute for Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Germany. Electronic address: fntoumi@fcrm-congo.com.
5
GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, R&D Asia-Pacific, Gateway West, Singapore. Electronic address: philippe.x.buchy@gsk.com.
6
UNZA-UCLMS Research and Training Project, University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia. Electronic address: matthew.bates@ucl.ac.uk.
7
Special Infectious Agents Unit, King Fahd Medical Research Centre, and Medical Laboratory Technology Department, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: eazhar@kau.edu.sa.
8
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK. Electronic address: mc13@sanger.ac.uk.
9
University of Aarhus, Denmark and The Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman. Electronic address: eskildp@dadlnet.dk.

KEYWORDS:

Emerging pathogens; Zika virus; diagnostics; laboratory; public health; surveillance

PMID:
26952389
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijid.2016.02.1007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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