Arbovirus Laboratory at Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology

Period: Aug 2012 – Jul 2015

Fund: United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC)

In 2012, ALERTAsia was awarded a grant from the United State Center for Disease Control (CDC) to conduct a study on the detection of vector-borne zoonosis in Indonesia.

This study was done by Eijkman Institute, led by Dr.Khin Saw Myint. ALERTAsia was responsible in managing the grant, which include support in establishing the Emerging Virus Research Unit (EVRU) of Eijkman Institute.

Parts of the result of this study were published in American Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2014 ed. 90, titled “West Nile Virus Documented in Indonesia from Acute Febrile Illness Specimens”. The final report is a manuscript titled “Detection of Pre-febrile Viremia in Chikungunya Cases from a Dengue Cohort Study in West Java”

Upon seeing the good results from the study, after finishing its third year, the CDC agreed to grant the team with another five-year contract. 

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