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In the framework of MECIDS, we wish to establish national laboratory-based surveillance networks for foodborne diseases in Jordan, Israel, Palestine and Egypt that will be conduct surveillance according to harmonized methodology, will have a common platform of communication, data sharing and analysis. more

  • Interventional Field Epidemiology Course

    The Middle East Consortium on Infectious Disease Surveillance (MECIDS), in collaboration with the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), will conduct the first regional epidemiological training course for the Middle East in September 2004.more
  • MECIDS Work to Battle Avian Influenza in the Region

    As avian influenza ("bird flu") reaches the Mediterranean region.and with it, fears that the disease could infect humans.the region.s ability to deal with a human influenza pandemic climbs higher on the list of global priorities. Over the last three years, the Middle East Consortium on Infectious Disease Surveillance (MECIDS) has built an infrastructure in the region to help nations cooperate in managing disease outbreaks and now it has taken on Avian Influenza. more