outbreak response
RITM is outbreak-ready
RITM is outbreak-ready
As one of the laboratories for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (EREIDs), the Molecular Biology Laboratory (MBL) conducts the re-orientation and proficiency testing of RITM laboratory responders starting this February. According to MBL, the annual activity is conducted to maintain...

NPL aids PNG in polio outbreak response
NPL aids PNG in polio outbreak response
WHO Temporary Adviser Dr. Merja Helena Roivanen demonstrates the concentration method for processing sewage samples to RITM and PNG laboratory staff. “We will be receiving sewage samples from Papua New Guinea (PNG) on a weekly basis to support them in...

RITM turns over portable outbreak kits to regions
RITM turns over portable outbreak kits to regions
RITM Director Socorro P. Lupisan (left) hands over the cary-blair transport media and yellow-top tubes to DOH Region IV-A Regional Director Dr. Eduardo C. Janairo (middle) and RESU IV-A Head John Bobbie S. Roca (right) to symbolize that proper collection...

First Avian Flu Outbreak in PH Infographic
First Avian Flu Outbreak in PH Infographic
The Department of Agriculture (DA) confirmed the first bird flu outbreak that caused thousands of deaths among chickens, quails, and ducks in Pampanga on August 11, and in Nueva Ecija on August 18. With the identification of the highly-pathogenic Avian...