Public Health Laboratories for Alert and Response

A WHO Guidance Document

January 2013
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    9th January 2013
  • ISBN 9789290615866
  • Language English
  • Pages 23 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.25"

The purpose of this guidance document is to assist Member States in establishing a public health diagnostic laboratory network to support surveillance activities and enhance rapid detection and response to emerging infectious disease outbreaks. This document describes the public health laboratory system, its core functions, and factors to consider when establishing such a system.