SECID is currently working with the Middle Eastern Consortium on Infectious Disease Surveillance (MECIDS) on an operational research project to improve surveillance, detection and response to vector-borne disease (disease transmission by biting insects or ticks) such as Leishmaniasis.
Surveillance and Response to Avian and Pandemic Influenza by the National Health Authorities of South East Europe.
This project was developed in 2013 with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The project aims to:
- Support routine influenza surveillance and build capacity to respond to highly pathogenic
- Support the development and capacity to respond to and monitor changes in influenza viruses, as well as identify outbreaks of severe respiratory illness.
- Help strengthen the connections between national institutions globally, particularly National Influenza Centers, to become more capable of sharing specimens and clinical epidemiological data on the circulation of influenza in more countries.
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