Advanced Technologies Addressing Asia-Pacific Infectious Diseases
Final rept. 16 Jul 2007-15 Dec 2010
HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU
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The purpose of this program is to develop early warning disease detection systems for emerging zoonotic diseases in the Asia-Pacific, using the latest technology available, including full length sequencing, deep sequencing, and genomic and proteomic microarrays, and to understand how the evolution of dengue viruses influence epidemic potential. Each day, thousands of people throughout Asia present with illnesses that go undiagnosed. Some of these illnesses will be newly recognized diseases that have epidemic potential such as SARS, Nipah encephalitis, dengue and avian influenza. The tasks described in this proposal will help identify these pathogens before they begin to spread and cause major epidemics. By building on existing relationships and collaborations in Viet Nam, the APITMID will be an important ally to health care and security agencies in preventing the spread of infectious diseases outside of Asia. This has profound and far-reaching implications for global public health and economic security as well as for US homeland defense and military readiness concerns.
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