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NIAID funds new partner center

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the urgent need to protect the world from microbial threats, whenever and wherever they emerge. With a new $8.9 million grant, several CViSB investigators are partnering with peers in the United States and West Africa, a region of the world where infectious diseases are a high burden on public health. Together, we will seek…
Kristian Andersen
August 27, 2020
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Rapid diagnosis of Lassa

A new study from VHFC researchers provide validation for a new rapid diagnostic test for Lassa fever. It is difficult to distinguish febrile illnesses that are common in West Africa from Lassa fever based solely on a patient’s clinical presentation. In this study, the field performance of recombinant antigen-based Lassa fever immunoassays was compared to that of quantitative polymerase chain…
Kristian Andersen
April 12, 2018