Accession Number : ADA613288


Title :   Global Emerging Infection Surveillance and Response (GEIS)- Avian Influenza Pandemic Influenza (AI/PI) Program


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 13 Sep 2013-12 Sep 2014


Corporate Author : KENYA MEDICAL RESEARCH INST NAIROBI


Personal Author(s) : Mpoke, Solomon ; Coldren, Rodney L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a613288.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : The purpose of this contract is to carry out emerging infectious disease surveillance in Kenya. Specific areas in which work is performed include respiratory illness surveillance (particularly influenza), acute febrile illness surveillance, malaria resistance surveillance, diarrhea etiology and antimicrobial resistance surveillance, sexually transmitted illness surveillance, and capacity building. KEMRI maintained surveillance sites in both Kenyan Defense Forces and Ministry of Health clinics and hospitals throughout Kenya. KEMRI operated reference laboratories for this work in Nairobi, Kericho, and Kisumu, including the arbovirus reference laboratory, the antimalarial resistance laboratory, entomology facilities, the Center of Excellence in Microscopy, the microbiology reference laboratory. Capacity development projects include outbreak investigations, Ebola and Marburg virus testing, and continuation of a laboratory and medical maintenance student attachment program. The program was able to serve as the hemorrhagic virus reference laboratory for East Africa, determine etiologies of diarrheal illnesses and the antimicrobial resistance patterns of bacterial causes, determine the etiologies of sexually transmitted infections and acute febrile illnesses in military and civilian populations, and monitor the pattern of antimalarial resistance across Kenya.


Descriptors :   *DIARRHEA , *INFECTIOUS DISEASES , *INFLUENZA , *KENYA , *MALARIA , *MICROBIOLOGY , ANTIMALARIALS , ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS , ARBOVIRUSES , BIRDS , CIVILIAN POPULATION , CLINICAL MEDICINE , CONTRACTS , EAST AFRICA , ENTOMOLOGY , ETIOLOGY , FACILITIES , FEVERS , GLOBAL , HEMORRHAGE , HOSPITALS , ILLNESS , LABORATORIES , MICROSCOPY , PATTERNS , RESISTANCE , RESPIRATORY DISEASES , RESPONSE , SURVEILLANCE , TEST AND EVALUATION , VIRUSES


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE