Controlling and Preventing Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Spread in the U.S.
As we are approaching the fall and winter seasons, which provide favorable conditions for viruses such as Influenza virus to become more active, further precautionary actions are needed to avoid recurrence of the disease outbreak like last year.
The Role of Migratory Birds as Reservoirs for Transmitting Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses pose a significant threat to animal and human health and have tremendous negative economic impacts. Generally, avian influenza type A viruses are categorized based on the severity of the disease in chickens into two categories, HPAI and low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI).
Sustainable Laboratories for Key-Population Led HIV and STI Services in Thailand: Mentoring and Twinning Lead to Government Accreditation and Financing
In Thailand, medical laboratory diagnostic services including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests can only be performed and reported by a Medical Technologist (MT) with licensing from the Thailand Medical Technology Council.
An Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Declared in Uganda
On September 20, 2022, Uganda’s health authorities declared an Ebola Virus disease (EVD) outbreak after a case was confirmed by the Uganda Virus Research Institute. The case is a 24-year-old male from whom a sample was taken after the investigation of six suspicious deaths in the Mubende district in the country’s central region. This outbreak is the first occurrence of the Sudan strain that Uganda has experienced in over a decade. Note that the Sudan variant of Ebola is endemic in Uganda and Sudan and the disease it causes is not clinically distinguishable from other Ebola strains.