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Regional training workshop held on Zika virus diagnostics

17 May 2017 – WHO conducted a training workshop on laboratory diagnostics of Zika virus for health laboratory professionals from countries of WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region at the Central Public Health Laboratory of Jordan in Amman, Jordan.

The 4-day training is part of WHO’s plan to enhance preparedness and readiness measure for prevention, detection and response to Zika virus infection in the Region. The workshop ran from 8 to 11 May 2017 and was attended by 23 laboratory specialists from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates.

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News

Regional training workshop held on Zika virus diagnostics

17 May 2017 – WHO conducted a training workshop on laboratory diagnostics of Zika virus for health laboratory professionals from countries of WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region at the Central Public Health...

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Events

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