EMPHNET Supports Series of Training on Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and DNA Detection of Brucella Species in Jordan
Supported by EMPHNET, the Jordan Ministry of Health (MoH), the Jordan Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), and the Royal Medical Services (RMS) are working to evaluate the impact of active, laboratory-based surveillance of animal and human Brucellosis in three areas of Jordan: East Amman, Karak, and Mafraq. This collaboration is designed to address the under-reporting of human and animal brucellosis cases in Jordan that are largely attributed to a lack of surveillance and diagnostic tools.
Within this collaboration, EMPHNET conducted training workshops on modified Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) extraction procedures and real-time PCR procedures for the detection and subtyping of Brucella species in animal and human specimens. Three workshops were conducted between April 21 and 28 2019.
These workshops targeted 12 laboratory technicians from the Central Public Health Laboratory, the Central Veterinary Laboratory, and the RMS. The overall goal of the workshops was to introduce PCR technology for the detection and subtyping of Brucella species in the central laboratories of MoH, MoA, and the RMS.
Following this training, these participants will collect data through the surveillance systems within the human and animal health sectors for three afore-mentioned areas. EMPHNET will procure and deliver study kits, reagents and equipment’s for the detection of Brucella species in animal and human specimens to the targeted laboratories.