Citation Faye O, Fall G, Soropogui B, Koivogui L, Magassouba N, Weidmann M, Sall AA & Faye O (2016) Deployment of the Institut Pasteur de Dakar team to Guinea in the Ebola virus Disease outbreak in West-Africa 2014-2016. Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CMID), 1 (4), pp. 1-4. https://www.oatext.com/deployment-of-the-institut-pasteur-de-dakar-team-to-guinea-in-the-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-westafrica-20142016.php
Abstract First paragraph: The unit of Arbovirus and Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses at the Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD), a WHO-approved collaborating Centre was the first laboratory deployed to Conakry in the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West-Africa. On 20 March 2014, the IPD laboratory received a letter from the WHO and the Guinean Ministry of Health, informing about a suspected haemorrhagic fever outbreak and difficulties to send collected samples to IPD. They therefore requested the deployment of experts to Guinea for technical support in order to diagnose the haemorrhagic fever of unknown origin. The outbreak was identified by the Institut Pasteur (France) on 21 March 2014 [1,2] in samples shipped to France by a Médecins sans Frontières investigation team.
Keywords ebola disease virus; West-Africa epidemic; mobile laboratory deployment