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EMPHNET Supports Training on Anthrax PCR Test at Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory in Jordan
    EMPHNET Supports Training on Anthrax PCR Test at Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory in Jordan
    March 10, 2019   |  Jordan

    In collaboration with the Jordan Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), EMPHNET conducted a one-day on-the-job training on Anthrax PCR testing and diagnostic techniques. The training targeted professionals working at the Central Public Health Laboratory (CPHL) and the Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL).

    The training took place at the MoH’s Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) Laboratory. Participants were introduced to the BSL-3 facility and were informed of its rules and regulations. Such knowledge of this laboratory is an important step towards activating the BSL-3 in Jordan, as such laboratories are essential for accurate and reliable disease detection and diagnosis.

    Furthermore, participants took part in a practical session on the PCR testing technique. During this session, they read and interpreted test results. They also performed troubleshooting aimed at increasing diagnostic capacity for getting reliable results.

    There was also a discussion regarding the PCR testing technique, and the problems that might face the technicians while they are performing the test.