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Zika virus (ZIKV) Surveillance in the Americas: Laboratory detection and diagnosis

Pan American Health Organization PAHO; World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Americas, (2016)

This algorithm is addressed to laboratories with established capacity(molecular, antigenic and/orserological) to detect dengue (DENV), Zika (ZIKV), and chikungunya(CHIKV) as part of the differential diagnosis for arborviruses. A BSL2 containment level is required to handle suspected samples.

Vigilancia del virus Zika (ZIKV) en las Américas: Detección y diagnóstico por laboratorio

Organización Panamericana de la Salud/ Organización Mundial de la Salud, Oficina Regional para las Américas, (2016)

Este algoritmo está dirigido a aquellos laboratorios que cuentan con capacidad instalada para la detección (molecular, antigénica y/o serológica) de dengue (DENV), Zika (ZIKV) y chikungunya(CHIKV),y como parte del diagnóstico diferencial para Arbovirus. Para la manipulación de muestras sospechosas, se requiere un nivel de contención BSL2

Laboratory Diagnosis of Tuberculosis by Sputum Microscopy: The Handbook

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease; Global Laboratory Initiative; Stop TB Partnership, (2013)

Laboratory quality management system training toolkit

World Health Organization WHO; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC; Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), (2015)

Training laboratory managers, senior biologists, and technologists in quality management systems is a step towards obtaining international recognition; it is a step that all countries should take. This training toolkit is intended to provide comprehensive materials that will allow for designing and organizing training workshops for all stakeholders in health laboratory processes, from management, to administration, to bench-work laboratorians

Laboratory Assessment Tool user survey

World Health Organization, (2015)

Laboratory Assessment Tool user survey now online! After 3 years in use, the Health Laboratory Strengthening Team is conducting a review to determine how the tool has been used and learn from users what are its strengths and weaknesses. This review will serve as the basis for a potential revision of the Tool and publication of an improved version.

The Microscope

World Health Organization, Regional Office South-East Asia, (1999)

A Practical Guide.

Laboratory issues for epidemiologists

World Health Organization WHO, (2015)

The main objectives of the training module - facilitate communication and understanding between the two disciplines of epidemiology and laboratory (medicine) for disease surveillance and outbreak investigation; - provide the field epidemiologist with a better understanding of basic microbiology techniques and analysis and interpretation of results; - convey the laboratory perspective of public health investigations to field epidemiologists in order to improve collaboration between these two disciplines and to enhance.

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