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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Deployment of the Institut Pasteur de Dakar team to Guinea in the Ebola virus Disease outbreak in West-Africa 2014-2016
Author(s): Faye, Ousmane
Fall, Gamou
Soropogui, Barre
Koivogui, Lamine
Magassouba, N'Faly
Weidmann, Manfred
Sall, Amadou A
Faye, Oumar
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Keywords: ebola disease virus
West-Africa epidemic
mobile laboratory deployment
Issue Date: Dec-2016
Date Deposited: 29-Jun-2017
Citation: Faye O, Fall G, Soropogui B, Koivogui L, Magassouba N, Weidmann M, Sall AA & Faye O (2016) Deployment of the Institut Pasteur de Dakar team to Guinea in the Ebola virus Disease outbreak in West-Africa 2014-2016. Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CMID), 1 (4), pp. 1-4.
Abstract: First paragraph: The unit of Arbovirus and Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses at the Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD), a WHO-approved collaborating Centre was the first laboratory deployed to Conakry in the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West-Africa. On 20 March 2014, the IPD laboratory received a letter from the WHO and the Guinean Ministry of Health, informing about a suspected haemorrhagic fever outbreak and difficulties to send collected samples to IPD. They therefore requested the deployment of experts to Guinea for technical support in order to diagnose the haemorrhagic fever of unknown origin. The outbreak was identified by the Institut Pasteur (France) on 21 March 2014 [1,2] in samples shipped to France by a Médecins sans Frontières investigation team.
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