The National Institute of Health (INS) of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) is becoming a benchmark in research, surveillance and control of diseases caused by arboviruses in Latin America, according to Andina News Agency.
“This was highlighted by four researchers from Argentina, Paraguay, Mexico and Venezuela who have started an internship in the INS on virological, molecular and serological techniques for the diagnosis of yellow fever virus, mayaro and oropouche”, the media informed.
This training has the objective of strengthening the response capacity of Latin American laboratories with trained human resources to carry out studies related to the diagnosis of cases, outbreaks and surveillance of Arboviruses.
“We have come here with many expectations of learning methodologies that will allow us to diagnose viruses of interest in public health in my country and in the region,” said Daria Camacho of the University of Carabobo in Venezuela.
These scientists wish to learn new methodologies that can be incorporated into their own laboratories and complement what they already have in place.
In addition, Andina said that Alejandra Rojas, from the Research Institute of Health Sciences of the National University of Asuncion (Paraguay) highlighted the technological tools available to INS.