Content of Workshop: The first event held under the GCTF brought participants together to learn and discuss the best strategies for diagnosing and controlling Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The course was designed to strengthen laboratory diagnostic capacities and prepare professionals in the region with tools needed to respond to challenges posed by MERS-CoV. “It is our hope that the participants in this week’s workshop will leave here with a deeper understanding of the mosquito-borne diseases we are fighting, a greater appreciation of how important it is for the global community to come together to help each other in this battle, and a larger network of colleagues around the region, and world, including here in Taiwan, on whom you can call for assistance,” said AIT Director Kin Moy.
Key Attendees: US Center for Disease Control (4 experts total: 2 from the nosocomial infection prevention and 2 from the molecular laboratory)
Number of Participating Countries: 8