RELDA formerly the Dengue Laboratory Network of the Americas will now become the Arbovirus Diagnosis Laboratory Network of the Americas
The Arbovirus Diagnosis Laboratory Network of the Americas began as the Dengue Laboratory Network of the Americas, which was created in 2008 with the objective to strengthen scientific and technical capabilities, and establish a standardized laboratory protocol for dengue diagnosis. It included a framework for action in the countries to introduce a regional research agenda and quality management system in network laboratories, and integrate the available scientific and technical capabilities in the Region to ensure a timely response to dengue outbreaks and epidemics and regional contingencies.
Due to the current epidemiological situation in the Americas, for example with the introduction of chikungunya since 2013 and zika since 2014-2015, and the continuous challenge of dengue, west Nile, yellow fever, and other arboviruses, the dengue network needs to expand to address the new challenges represented by these arboviruses and others that may be imported or emerge in the future. This new change in the laboratory network has been developed to address the introduction and re-emergence of arboviral diseases such as chikungunya, zika, and West Nile virus that along with dengue are currently co-circulating the Region, and to provide timely response to future outbreaks.
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Guides and Guidelines
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- Annual meeting of the Arbovirus Diagnosis Laboratory Network (RELDA) 2018-03-19
Panama, May 16th, 2017 (PAHO / WHO) - On May 15 and 16, the Annual Meeting of the Network of Arbovirus Diagnostic Laboratories (RELDA) is being held. This meeting, organized by the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) and held in the city of Panama with the support of the Ministry of Health of this country (MINSA) and the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies (ICGES).
The objective RELDA annual meeting is to exchange experiences and knowledge among the Member States, with the contributions of the WHO collaborating centers and the network technical secretariat, under PAHO. Read more ... (Only in Spanish)
- Network of laboratories in the Americas seeks to strengthen the diagnosis of mosquito-borne diseases during outbreaks 2017-05-18
The Arbovirus Diagnostic Laboratories Network (RELDA), coordinated by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), is working to strengthen the diagnosis of mosquito-borne diseases to ensure a timely response to outbreaks and epidemics caused by these viruses.
- Save the Date - Annual Meeting of the Arbovirus Laboratory Diagnosis Network (RELDA) 2017-03-22
The annual meeting of RELDA, which will be held in Panama City on May 15-16 2017, will have as a principal objective to present the Regional Strategies that have been previously proposed to address arbovirosis, to review the updated guidelines for laboratory monitoring, and to define the most relevant activities and action plans for 2017-2018.
- Países de las Américas acuerdan acciones para combatir los virus transmitidos por mosquitos como el zika y el dengue 2016-10-22
- PAHO, laboratories set guidelines to identify, confirm Zika Virus 2016-02-26
Publications and Resolutions
- Experimental transmission of Mayaro virus by Aedes aegypti. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.
- Advanced Yellow Fever Virus Genome Detection in Point-of-Care Facilities and Reference Laboratories