Ebola virus laboratory response: the three Dutch Mobile laboratories in Liberia and Sierra Leone

One of the pillars in the emergency response to the 2014-2016 Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa has been the local deployment of temporary laboratories by the international community in collaboration with local authorities. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs financed and supported the deployment of three mobile container laboratories to Sierra Leone (Freetown and Koidu) and one Liberia (Sinje). We describe the organisation of the three laboratories, the biosafety aspects, the quality control, and the performance in Ebola virus and malaria diagnostics during the period of deployment.

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