Nat’l Polio Lab to erect Mindanao environmental surveillance lab and delve into wastewater-based epidemiology for SARS-CoV-2 detection by 2023

The National Polio Laboratory (NPL) of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) on December 7, 2022 informed its stakeholders through the 7th Polio Multistakeholders’ Meeting (MSHM) about updates on environmental surveillance (ES) of polioviruses and other pathogens in the Philippines; progress on the establishment of a concentration laboratory in Mindanao; and transition plans of continue reading : Nat’l Polio Lab to erect Mindanao environmental surveillance lab and delve into wastewater-based epidemiology for SARS-CoV-2 detection by 2023

NPL hosts WHO-WPRO training on poliovirus detection and characterization

The RITM National Polio Laboratory (NPL) hosted the World Health Organization-Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO) Third Regional Hands-on Training on Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction Techniques for Rapid Detection and Characterization of Polioviruses from November 11-15, 2019 at the RITM Training Center. Alongside WHO-WPRO Representative Ms. Analisa Bautista, distinguished guests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. continue reading : NPL hosts WHO-WPRO training on poliovirus detection and characterization

NPL leads first nationwide prevalence and molecular epidemiology study of HFMD in PH

In 2012, a mysterious illness killed dozens of children in Cambodia. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Cambodian Health Ministry later found out that a virus that causes hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is responsible for the deaths of children in Phnom Penh. Reuters reported that out of the 59 cases, 52 tested continue reading : NPL leads first nationwide prevalence and molecular epidemiology study of HFMD in PH