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):

Report Date:

2013-02-07

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

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 RAPIDJBAIDS-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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE