His work specifically focuses on the surveillance, detection and investigation of viral hemorrhagic fevers
, including Ebola and Marburg viruses, and he specializes in characterizing the natural ecology of hemorrhagic fever viruses.
The results released this week at the ASTMH meeting demonstrate the significant progress made over the past few years by consortium scientists in expanding the knowledge base of viral hemorrhagic fevers
," said Douglass Simpson, President and CEO of Corgenix.
The work was financially supported by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
and Arboviruses at the Centre for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.
Viral hemorrhagic fevers
including hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the Americas.
Lassa fever and the South American viral hemorrhagic fevers
are examples of human illnesses caused by such arenaviruses.
Anthrax (24%), smallpox (32%) and viral hemorrhagic fever
(39%) contributed a total of 95% of the molecules to the biodefense industry pipeline.
Other viral hemorrhagic fevers
are found in Kingdom, no case of Ebola virus had been found so far.
The assay has been developed by Corgenix and other members of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever
Consortium (VHFC), a partnership of research institutes.
Mustapha Hamman-Gabdo, the state commissioner for health, said some people admitted to the center for different ailments later were diagnosed with Lassa fever, an acute viral hemorrhagic fever
caused by the Lassa virus and transmitted primarily though contact with rats' excreta.
CMH Quetta in accordance with Extended Programme of Immunization (EPI) organized programmes for control of malaria, HIV and AIDS, Hepatitis and viral hemorrhagic fever
In its weekly bulletin of this week, Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on 27 October an outbreak of viral hemorrhagic fever
(VHF) in Darfur.
Testing in this outbreak is being performed by Institut Pasteur, the European Mobile Laboratory, and CDC in Guinea; by the Kenema Government Hospital Viral Hemorrhagic Fever
Laboratory in Sierra Leone; and by the Liberia Institute of Biomedical Research.