Sunday, 23 April 2017

THE KEY FUNCTIONS OF DEPARTMENTS AND SPECIAL DIVISIONS IN UGANDA VIRUS RESEARCH INSTITUTE. - Arbovirology Emerging & Re-Emerging Department

  5. Arbovirology Emerging & Re-Emerging Department

The Department of Arbovirology Emerging & Re-Emerging Viral Infections is headed by an Assistant Director. It aims at research on diseases transmitted by arthropods and old as well as newly emerging infections. The centre serves as a national and international reference center for vector-borne viral infectious diseases by:

  • Conducting field and laboratory research and epidemic aid investigations of vector-borne viral infections and their arthropod vectors,
  • Developing and maintaining effective surveillance for vector-borne viral infections and their arthropod vectors,
  • Defining disease etiology, ecology, and pathogenesis for disease diagnosis, surveillance, prevention and control, and
  • Provide diagnostic reference and epidemiological investigations for these diseases;
  • Functioning as a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Arboviruses, and
  • Functioning as National Influenza Center. 
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