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

Zumla, Alimuddin, Goodfellow, Ian, Kasolo, Francis , Ntoumi, Francine, Buchy, Philippe, Bates, Matthew, Azhar, Esam I., Cotten, Matthew and Petersen, Eskild (2016) Zika virus outbreak and the case for building effective and sustainable rapid diagnostics laboratory capacity globally. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 45 . pp. 92-94. ISSN 1201-9712

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2016.02.1007

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Abstract

New and re-emerging pathogens with epidemic potential have threatened global health security for the past century.1 As with the recent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic, the Zika Virus (ZIKV) outbreak has yet again surprised and overwhelmed the international health community with an unexpected event for which it might have been better prepared.

Keywords:Zika viru, Emerging pathogens, laboratory, diagnostics, surveillance, public health}
Subjects:A Medicine and Dentistry > A300 Clinical Medicine
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:28354
Deposited On:08 Sep 2017 15:42

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