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COVID-19 risk factors surveillance among healthcare workers

According to the WHO recommendations, a multi-centre surveillance study has been implemented among healthcare workers in five African countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Niger, Central African Republic and Madagascar. Coordinated by the MediLabSecure project, this cohort study aims to identify the contamination risk factors and better understand the transmission/spread of the virus. The revue “International Journal of Infectious Diseases” published the first observations and recommendations

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New SARS-CoV-2 cases in animals are notified almost every week and new species are affected. In this context, an online workshop took place on February 23rd and  gathered more than 50 participants. It was a unique opportunity to cover animal infections, diagnostic, sequencing and molecular epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2.

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As  public health authorities continue to respond to COVID-19, it is imperative to adopt an evidence-based approach to the measures deployed, tracking and documenting their use in order to assess which measures are socially and economically acceptable and effective. Under these circumstances, two webinars on a serie of 3 were held on March 3rd and 30th, 2021.

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Launch of PhlebKeyTool: a Phlebotomine sandflies identification and interactive tool that addresses comprehensively the 84 species and subspecies of Phlebotomine sandflies in Europe, the Mediterranean area, Middle-East, the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.

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Prevalence and mortality due to COVID-19 are still relatively low in Africa and, although there are many hypotheses, the reasons remain unclear. The limited available data and the possible weakness of these data due to the fragility of the surveillance and health systems in many African countries might be reasons to consider.

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The human virology working group activities are also regularly released in a newsletter. The last issue is dedicated to the new COVID-19 variants. The aim is to give a quick overview of what we can do at the laboratory level and within MediLabSecure.

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The medical entomology working group has released a newsletter dedicated to the alarming expansion of the originally Asian mosquito Anopheles stephensi, that could soon trigger mass outbreaks of malaria in areas previously free from this disease.

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EU CBRN COE regional secretariat for
South East and Eastern Europe organized its 7th online webinar on  ‘Status of COVID-19 vaccination in the European Region and Success Stories’, last March 31st, to support countries with the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This MOOC  will teach the role of vectors in the functioning of ecosystems and, in a lot of cases, how to interrupt the vector transmission chain. It is organized, in 6 weeks of 3-6 sequences, from an entomological perspective, with each session devoted to a particular taxonomic group of insects and ticks.
Enrollment is up to June 26, 2021
Courses: from May 3, 2021 to July 2, 2021

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