Public Health Laboratories for Alert and Response
A WHO Guidance Document
WPRO Nonserial Publication
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
ISBN-13    9789290615866 ISBN-10    9290615869
Order Number    15200158
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     2012        23   pages
Summary
The purpose of this guidance document is to assist Member States in establishing a public health diagnostic laboratory network to support surveillance activities and enhance rapid detection and response to emerging infectious disease outbreaks. This document describes the public health laboratory system, its core functions, and factors to consider when establishing such a system.