A Paradigm Shift in Surveillance System

Investigating viral diseases requires a holistic approach to the epidemiologic triad: the agent, the host, and the environment. Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) or environmental surveillance (ES) has been an effective tool to assess viral transmission at a community level, especially for polio and antimicrobial-resistant pathogens. It can provide information on virus circulation and give data on continue reading : A Paradigm Shift in Surveillance System

RITM conducts refresher training on Influenza Surveillance

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), through its Virology Department and Surveillance response Unit (SRU), conducted a refresher training on the procedures for Influenza-Like Illnesses (ILI) Surveillance on May 27, 2022 at the Bellevue Hotel, Alabang.  Thirty (30) medical and health professionals from various hospitals, health centers, and Regional Epedimiology Surveillance Units within the continue reading : RITM conducts refresher training on Influenza Surveillance

Surveillance and Response Unit holds 1st Annual Meeting

RITM-SRU team together with its stakeholders and participants at the 1st Annual Meeting. The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine through its Surveillance and Response Unit (RITM-SRU) organized its 1st Annual Meeting with partners and stakeholders on April 5-7 at the Crimson Hotel. RITM Surveillance Officer Rowena Capistrano led SRU’s first of many meetings. Capistrano explained continue reading : Surveillance and Response Unit holds 1st Annual Meeting