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Emergency Assistance in Laboratory Development for Control of Avian Influenza in Laos and Cambodia (Desarrollo de laboratorios como medidas de emergencia para el control de influenza aviar en Laos y Cambodia)

Huaguang Lu
Avian Diseases
Vol. 51, No. 1, Supplement: Sixth International Symposium on Avian Influenza (Mar., 2007), pp. 359-362
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4493226
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Emergency Assistance in Laboratory Development for Control of Avian Influenza in Laos and Cambodia (Desarrollo de laboratorios como medidas de emergencia para el control de influenza aviar en Laos y Cambodia)
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Abstract

Avian influenza (AI) diagnostic laboratories in Laos and Cambodia have been established recently to conduct AI surveillance and diagnostic tests to coordinate regional efforts for the control of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in South East Asia. Two laboratories have been provisioned with equipment, supplies, and reagents for routine diagnostic testing. Laboratory staff has received training to conduct serologic and virologic tests for isolation and identification of AI virus. Development of a disease reporting system and an AI surveillance program is in progress in Laos and Cambodia. There are plans to further upgrade laboratory facilities and to provide more comprehensive and advanced molecular diagnostic tests for control of HPAI in Laos and Cambodia. These two countries are on the frontline in the battle to fight HPAI H5N1 virus and to prevent it from spreading to other regions and mutating to a major human pathogen. /// En Laos y Cambodia se han establecido recientemente laboratorios para el diagnóstico de Influenza Aviar con el fin de realizar vigilancia activa y pruebas diagnósticas para coordinar los esfuerzos regionales para el control de la influenza aviar de alta patogenicidad en el Sureste de Asia. Se han acondicionado dos laboratorios con equipo, suministros y reactivos para la realización de pruebas de rutina. El personal de laboratorio ha recibido entrenamiento para llevar a cabo pruebas serológicas y virológicas para el aislamiento e identificación del virus de influenza aviar. El desarrollo del sistema de reporte de la enfermedad y el programa de vigilancia está en progreso en Laos y Cambodia. Hay planes para realizar posteriores mejoras en las instalaciones de los laboratorios y para proveer téecnicas diagnósticas moleculares mias comprensivas y avanzadas para el control de la influenza de alta patogenicidad. Estos dos paises están al frente de la lucha contra el virus de influenza aviar de alta patogenicidad H5N1, para la prevención de su diseminación a otras regiones y la mutación hacia un virus mas patógeno para el set humano.

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