Accession Number : ADA573704


Title :   Leishmania Surveillance and Diagnostic Capability in Support of the Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System (JBAIDS) and Leishmania Vector Surveillance


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 2009-7 Feb 2013


Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT-KENYA APO NEW YORK 09675


Personal Author(s) : McAvin, James C ; Bast, Joshua


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a573704.pdf


Report Date : 07 Feb 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : The Entomology Department and Basic Science Laboratory, USAMRU-K Field Station at Kisumu completed project activities through a resource sharing arrangement with the 59th MDW. Testing of the Leishmania epidemiology assay panel is completed for RAPID/JBAIDS-based detection assays, Leishmania genus (LEIS), visceral genotype (LVL), and human pathogenic (LHL). Test results provided valuable insight into the need to refine performance the LHL assay and the need to develop novel and unique sample preparation methodologies. Application for patent protection of this DoD intellectual property is underway.


Descriptors :   *BIOLOGICAL DETECTION , *LEISHMANIA , ASSAYING , EPIDEMIOLOGY , LEISHMANIASIS , VECTOR ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE