Identification

Name

Measles and Rubella Laboratory Network

Status

Active

Category

Collective

People
(1) Robb Butler, Programme manager, vaccine@euro.who.int
Organizations
(1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
(2) United States Naval Medical Research Unit #2 (NAMRU-2)
(3) World Health Organization (WHO)
Created

2012-10-04 20:56:22+00:00

Modified

2016-07-07 22:18:39.238541+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

The global measles and rubella laboratory network was developed based on the successful model of the global polio laboratory network. As of 2008, 679 laboratories have been established in 164 countries. Many of these laboratories are also responsible for laboratory-based surveillance of other vaccine preventable diseases in their countries.

Goals
(1) Consequence management
(2) Early detection
Year start

1998

URL http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/communicable-diseases/measles-and-rubella/activities/measles-and-rubella-laboratory-network
URL (alternate) http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/communicable-diseases/measles-and-rubella/data-and-statistics
Related system
(1) Epi Info (Epi Info)
(2) National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)

Disease and Geography

Geography

No

Diseases
(1) Measles
(2) Rubella

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Laboratory Records
(2) Official Reports