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Title: Development of mobile laboratory for viral hemorrhagic fever detection in Africa
Author(s): Weidmann, Manfred
Faye, Ousmane
Faye, Oumar
Abd El Wahed, Ahmed
Patel, Pranav
Batejat, Christophe
Manugerra, Jean Claude
Adjami, Aimee
Niedrig, Matthias
Hufert, Frank T
Sall, Amadou A
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Keywords: Viral haemorragic fever virus
Recombinase polymerase amplification
Mobile laboratory
Ebola virus disease
point of care
laboratory suitcase
Issue Date: 15-Nov-2018
Citation: Weidmann M, Faye O, Faye O, Abd El Wahed A, Patel P, Batejat C, Manugerra JC, Adjami A, Niedrig M, Hufert FT & Sall AA (2018) Development of mobile laboratory for viral hemorrhagic fever detection in Africa. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 218 (10), pp. 1622-1630.
Abstract: Background In order to enable local response to viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks a mobile laboratory transportable on commercial flights was developed. Methodology The development progressed from use of mobile real time RT-PCR to mobile Recombinase Polymerase Amplification (RT-RPA). The various stages of the mobile laboratory development are described. Results A brief overview of its deployments, which culminated in the first on site detection of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in March 2014 and a successful use in a campaign to roll back EVD cases in Conakry in the West-Africa Ebola virus outbreak are described. Conclusion The developed mobile laboratory successfully enabled local teams to perform rapid viral haemorrhagic fever disgnostics.
DOI Link: 10.1093/infdis/jiy362
Rights: © The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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