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GHD/EMPHNET Participates in Annual Brucellosis Research Conference in Chicago
    GHD/EMPHNET Participates in Annual Brucellosis Research Conference in Chicago
    January 05, 2020

    Brucellosis worldwide is the most widespread zoonotic disease, and it is ranked as one of the seven most neglected diseases according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

    Between November 2-3, 2019, GHD/EMPHNET participated in the Annual Brucellosis Research Conference held in Chicago, USA. During the conference, GHD/EMPHNET’s representative presented a poster on the organization’s on-going Brucellosis Surveillance Project implemented in three geographical areas in Jordan: East Amman, Karak, and Al-Mafraq. This project is implemented in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta (CDC), the Jordan Ministry of Health (MoH), and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). The poster describes the laboratory system which was built at the peripheral, governorates, and central (national) levels at both human and animal health facilities with the purpose of diagnosing brucellosis in different geographical areas in the country.

    At the Conference, several oral and poster presentations were provided, covering updates in different aspects of brucellosis research. The updates included new animal vaccination strategies; new vaccine trials; new tools for laboratory diagnosis of brucellosis in animals and humans; surveillance; data management and outbreak; as well as biosecurity at animal farms and antimicrobial resistance.

    For GHD/EMPHNET, attending the Conference was an opportunity to meet and interact with other researchers and key figures from different parts of the world to present the initial findings of the organization’s on-going Brucellosis Surveillance Project in Jordan.