We recently attended an event convened by our partners at the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) in Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. At the event, they shared their latest Lassa fever research breakthroughs.
ACEGID does cutting-edge research into infectious diseases and has been involved in Lassa fever for years. They performed the first-ever PCR-based diagnosis of the virus and facilitated the establishment of the foremost center of excellence for Lassa fever diagnosis in the West Africa (Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria).
Here are 3 important takeaways from the event that you should know:
Stay tuned for more updates from ACEGID and our collaboration.