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Strengthening Genomic Surveillance for Vector Borne Diseases in India

Pragya Yadav of the Indian Council of Medical Research - National Institute of Virology in India will strengthen genomic and epidemiological surveillance in different locations across India to enhance preparedness against high-risk viral diseases. With India's extreme geo-climatic diversity, it is under constant threat of emerging and reemerging viral infections. They will enhance surveillance of endemic diseases in India, including Zika and Dengue, by establishing a network of seven laboratories and training staff in molecular diagnostic techniques, including sequencing, data analysis, and biosafety. They will also select surveillance sites for collecting samples and expand next-generation sequencing capacity to identify variants.

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