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Information on Ebola Virus Disease

Elektronenmikroskopische Aufnahme von Ebolaviren (Orange eingefärbt). Quelle: Hans Gelderblom/RKI

QUANDHIP has been activated by DG SANCO for support in diagnostics of Ebola Virus Disease. The laboratory network is providing help to Member States not having appropriate diagnostic capacities.

For important instructions on Ebola Virus Disease, please, see QUANDHIP Ebola Fever – Brief instructions for handling and transport of samples from suspected cases and exposed contacts, including referral for diagnostic confirmation (PDF, 138KB, Not barrier-free file.)

Further information

Ebola virus disease (WHO)

Ebola and Marburg fevers (ECDC)

Ebola virus disease: shipping, transport and travel (EU project SHIPSAN)

European Network for Highly Pathogenic Bacteria (ENHPB)

Yersinia pestis, Kolonie. Raster-Elektronenmikroskopie. Maßstab = 500 nm. Quelle: © RKI

The ENHPB is a European-wide laboratory network for the diagnostic of highly pathogenic bacteria. It has been set up in the course of the EQADeBa project, funded by the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) for 3 years until July 2011.

European Network of P4 Laboratories (ENP4 Lab)

Zaire virus, Ebolavirus (Filoviren). Transmissions-Elektronenmikroskopie, Negativkontrastierung. Maßstab = 200 nm. Quelle: RKI

The ENP4 Lab was created in 2005 on the basis of a 3-years funding to enhance and maintain cooperation between European BSL 4 laboratories in order to enable a rapid, effective and coordinated diagnostic of risk group 4 agents.

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