The Middle East Consortium on Infectious Disease Surveillance or MECIDS seeks to advance the capabilities of early infectious disease detection, control and response between its member countries of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Territory, with plans to expand the network to all countries in the region. Our primary health concerns are food-borne illnesses, avian influenza and Leishmaniasis, a disabling and disfiguring disease.
We offer training courses and workshops for multinationals in the field of health and well-being, and a platform for informing others about new disease outbreaks and reporting on avian influenza via a secure area. Our vision is long term health, stability and security in the region.
Food-borne Epidemics, laboratory-based surveillance for food-borne diseases.
Most food-borne infections cause diarrheal illness. We began this work with E. coli, Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, and Noroviruses, in the field of Salmonella and Shigella and in E. coli. Our partners on this project include the Israeli Ministry of Health in Tel Aviv University, the Palestinian Ministry of Health and Al Quds University, and the Jordanian Ministry of Health in partnership with the Royal Scientific Society.
Our objectives include:
- Providing baseline information against which clusters of disease can be identified
- Obtaining information on the cause of the disease and the phenotypic and genotypic characterization of the recovered agents
- Linking laboratory with variables related to the subjects
- Identifying the source and mode of transmission of the epidemic agent
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