Accession Number : ADA591030


Title :   GEIS Surveillance Network Program


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 13 Sep 2012-12 Sep 2013


Corporate Author : KENYA MEDICAL RESEARCH INST NAIROBI


Personal Author(s) : Coldren, Rodney L


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a591030.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : The purpose of this contract is to carry out emerging infectious disease surveillance in Kenya. Specific areas in which work is performed include respiratory illness surveillance (particularly influenza), acute febrile illness surveillance, malaria resistance surveillance, diarrhea etiology and antimicrobial resistance surveillance, sexually transmitted illness surveillance, and capacity building. KEMRI maintained surveillance sites in both Kenyan Defense Forces and Ministry of Health clinics and hospitals throughout Kenya. KEMRI operated reference laboratories for this work in Nairobi, Kericho, and Kisumu, including the National Influenza Center (NIC), the arbovirus reference laboratory, the antimalarial resistance laboratory, entomology facilities, the Center of Excellence in Microscopy, the microbiology reference laboratory. Capacity development projects include laboratory renovations in one military clinic (Moi Barracks) and one civilian clinic (Port Reitz District Hospital) and continuation of a laboratory and medical maintenance student attachment program. The program was able to characterize respiratory viruses causing influenza-like illness in Kenya, determine etiologies of diarrheal illnesses and the antimicrobial resistance patterns of bacterial causes, determine the etiologies of sexually transmitted infections and acute febrile illnesses in military and civilian populations, and establish the pattern of antimalarial resistance across Kenya.


Descriptors :   *ARBOVIRUSES , *INFECTIOUS DISEASES , *KENYA , *MALARIA , *RESPIRATORY DISEASES , ANTIMALARIALS , ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS , CIVILIAN POPULATION , CLINICAL MEDICINE , CONTRACTS , DIARRHEA , ETIOLOGY , FEVERS , ILLNESS , INFLUENZA , LABORATORIES , MICROBIOLOGY , MICROSCOPY , NETWORKS , OUTPATIENT CLINICS , PATTERNS , RESISTANCE , SEX , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , SURVEILLANCE


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE