Ebola Virus Diagnostics: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Laboratory in Sierra Leone, August 2014 to March 2015

Mike Flint, Christin H. Goodman, Scott Bearden, Dianna M. Blau, Brian R. Amman, Alison J. Basile, Jessica A. Belser, Éric Bergeron, Michael D. Bowen, Aaron Brault, Shelley Campbell, Ayan K. Chakrabarti, Kimberly A. Dodd, Bobbie R. Erickson, Molly M. Freeman, Aridth Gibbons, Lisa W. Guerrero, John D. Klena, R. Ryan Lash, Michael K. LoLaura K. McMullan, Gbetuwa Momoh, James L. Massally, Augustine Goba, Christopher D. Paddock, Rachael A. Priestley, Meredith Pyle, Mark Rayfield, Brandy J. Russell, Johanna S. Salzer, Angela J. Sanchez, Amy J. Schuh, Tara K. Sealy, Martin Steinau, Robyn A. Stoddard, C. Taboy, Maryann Turnsek, David Wang, Galina E. Zemtsova, Marko Zivcec, Christina F. Spiropoulou, Ute Ströher, Jonathan S. Towner, Stuart T. Nichol, Brian H. Bird

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Abstract

In August 2014, the Viral Special Pathogens Branch of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention established a field laboratory in Sierra Leone in response to the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak. Through March 2015, this laboratory tested >12 000 specimens from throughout Sierra Leone. We describe the organization and procedures of the laboratory located in Bo, Sierra Leone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S350-S358
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume212
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • diagnostics
  • Ebola
  • field laboratory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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Flint, M., Goodman, C. H., Bearden, S., Blau, D. M., Amman, B. R., Basile, A. J., Belser, J. A., Bergeron, É., Bowen, M. D., Brault, A., Campbell, S., Chakrabarti, A. K., Dodd, K. A., Erickson, B. R., Freeman, M. M., Gibbons, A., Guerrero, L. W., Klena, J. D., Lash, R. R., ... Bird, B. H. (2015). Ebola Virus Diagnostics: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Laboratory in Sierra Leone, August 2014 to March 2015. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 212, S350-S358. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiv361