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The Use of a Mobile Laboratory Unit in Support of Patient Management and Epidemiological Surveillance during the 2005 Marburg Outbreak in Angola

  • Allen Grolla,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Program, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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  • Steven M. Jones,

    Affiliations: Special Pathogens Program, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Department of Immunology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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  • Lisa Fernando,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Program, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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  • James E. Strong,

    Affiliations: Special Pathogens Program, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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  • Ute Ströher,

    Affiliations: Special Pathogens Program, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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  • Peggy Möller,

    Affiliation: Institut für Virologie, Philipps-Universität, Marburg, Hessen, Germany

    Current address: Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Janusz T. Paweska,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Sandringham, South Africa

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  • Felicity Burt,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Sandringham, South Africa

    Current address: Department of Medical Virology, National Health Laboratory Services Universitas and University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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  • Pedro Pablo Palma,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Armand Sprecher,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Pierre Formenty,

    Affiliation: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Cathy Roth,

    Affiliation: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Heinz Feldmann mail

    feldmannh@niaid.nih.gov

    Affiliations: Special Pathogens Program, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    Current address: Laboratory of Virology, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Published: May 24, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001183

About the Authors

Allen Grolla, Steven M. Jones, Lisa Fernando, James E. Strong, Ute Ströher, Heinz Feldmann
Special Pathogens Program, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Steven M. Jones, James E. Strong, Ute Ströher, Heinz Feldmann
Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Steven M. Jones
Department of Immunology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
James E. Strong
Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Peggy Möller
Institut für Virologie, Philipps-Universität, Marburg, Hessen, Germany
Janusz T. Paweska, Felicity Burt
Special Pathogens Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Sandringham, South Africa
Pedro Pablo Palma
Médecins Sans Frontières, Barcelona, Spain
Armand Sprecher
Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium
Pierre Formenty, Cathy Roth
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: feldmannh@niaid.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AG JES HF. Performed the experiments: AG SMJ LF JES US PM JTP FB PPP AS PF CR HF. Analyzed the data: AG SMJ LF JES US PM JTP FB PPP AS PF CR HF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AG SMJ LF JES US PM JTP FB PPP AS PF CR HF. Wrote the paper: AG LF JES AS PF CR HF.