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Specialist laboratory networks as preparedness and response tool - the Emerging Viral Diseases-Expert Laboratory Network and the Chikungunya outbreak, Thailand, 2019

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dc.contributor.author Venturi, G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Aberle, S. W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Avsic-Zupanc, T. en_US
dc.contributor.author Barzon, L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Batejat, C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Burdino, E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Carletti, F. en_US
dc.contributor.author Charrel, R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Christova, I. en_US
dc.contributor.author Connell, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Corman, V. M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Emmanouil, M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Jaaskelainen, A. J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Kurolt, I. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lustig, Y. en_US
dc.contributor.author Martinez, M. J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Koopmans, M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Nagy, O. en_US
dc.contributor.author Nguyen, T. en_US
dc.contributor.author Papa, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Perez-Ruiz, M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Pfeffer, M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Protic, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Reimerink, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Rossini, G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sanchez-Seco Farinas, M. P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Schmidt-Chanasit, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Soderholm, S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sudre, B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Van Esbroeck, M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Chikv-Working Group en_US
dc.contributor.author Reusken, C. B. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-25T09:54:49Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-25T09:54:49Z
dc.date.issued 2020 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1025-496X en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.13.1900438 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-C30A; DCS; U-CLCB; JIF; DOI; CPDF; PMC; Abstract; ITMPUB; DSPACE68 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/11073
dc.description.abstract We illustrate the potential for specialist laboratory networks to be used as preparedness and response tool through rapid collection and sharing of data. Here, the Emerging Viral Diseases-Expert Laboratory Network (EVD-LabNet) and a laboratory assessment of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in returning European travellers related to an ongoing outbreak in Thailand was used for this purpose. EVD-LabNet rapidly collected data on laboratory requests, diagnosed CHIKV imported cases and sequences generated, and shared among its members and with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Data across the network showed an increase in CHIKV imported cases during 1 October 2018-30 April 2019 vs the same period in 2018 (172 vs 50), particularly an increase in cases known to be related to travel to Thailand (72 vs 1). Moreover, EVD-LabNet showed that strains were imported from Thailand that cluster with strains of the ECSA-IOL E1 A226 variant emerging in Pakistan in 2016 and involved in the 2017 outbreaks in Italy. CHIKV diagnostic requests increased by 23.6% between the two periods. The impact of using EVD-LabNet or similar networks as preparedness and response tool could be improved by standardisation of the collection, quality and mining of data in routine laboratory management systems. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32265004 en_US
dc.subject Chikungunya virus disease en_US
dc.subject Viral diseases en_US
dc.subject Emerging diseases en_US
dc.subject Laboratory networks en_US
dc.subject Thailand en_US
dc.subject Asia-Southeast en_US
dc.title Specialist laboratory networks as preparedness and response tool - the Emerging Viral Diseases-Expert Laboratory Network and the Chikungunya outbreak, Thailand, 2019 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 13 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Eurosurveillance en_US
dc.citation.volume 25 en_US
dc.citation.pages 1900438 en_US
dc.citation.abbreviation Euro Surveill en_US


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