05 May

Dengue virus genotyping workshop for improved surveillance of diseases with epidemic potential

As part of the SYMAV project, a training course on the molecular genotyping of DENGUE virus will be hosted by the ‘Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné’ (CERMEL) from 7th to 11th May 2018.

The SYMAV project is a bilateral co-operation project between the Gabonese and Japanese governments. It is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and implemented by the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Nagasaki University (NEKKEN) and CERMEL.

This training has been designed for health professionals from health facilities and research institutes, and targets the following objectives for participants:

  1. Become updated on the problem of Dengue fever in Gabon and the need for screening for this virus as part of a national surveillance system for febrile diseases with epidemic potential;
  2. Understand the principles of molecular testing for viral screening;
  3. Understand and be able to carry out the various steps leading to the detection of the virus by molecular biology methods;
  4. Be able to interpret the results of Dengue virus screening as part of epidemic surveillance (sequencing, speciation and phylogeny).