Worldwide Zika Experts Gather in Bali
On the 17th and 18th of November 2016, top Zika experts met in Bali, Indonesia. The meeting organised by two of CORDS member networks, the Asia Partnership on Emerging Infectious Disease Research (APEIR) and the Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Consortium (MBDS) considered how to improve Zika detection and response.
Participants from 15 countries including Vietnam, Singapore and Brazil, worked together to manage the risk of Zika transportation across borders and mitigate against a larger global outbreak through collaborative research and surveillance.
The event was opened by Dr. Sigit Priohutomo from the Ministry of Human Development Sustainability in Indonesia and included the views of experts from Brazil and Singapore, countries who had experienced recent outbreaks.