U.S. CDC, Uganda Partnership Helps Nation Quickly Detect Disease Outbreaks
NPR: How Fast Can An Outbreak Be Detected?
“…Since 2010, a first-of-its-kind program has helped Ugandans quickly detect and respond to deadly viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) — like Ebola, Marburg, Rift Valley fever, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. It’s run by the Ministry of Health, the Uganda Virus Research Institute, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which started up the endeavor. Because of the program, Uganda has cut the time it takes to confirm an outbreak from an average of two weeks to an average of 2.5 days…” (Lu, 3/23).