New donated equipment can test for Viruses

And while Trump’s statement about funding for places like Belize maybe unsettling, there was a US donation made to Belize  yesterday. Yesterday, the Central Medical Laboratory of Belize received medical equipment from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The equipment will allow for rapid and accurate detection of viruses and bacteria that cause diseases, including Zika and influenza.  The Ministry of Health and Central Medical Laboratory will now have the ability to test for these diseases without sending samples to laboratories outside of Belize.  The training for using the equipment will be provided through the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The total value of the donation, inclusive of the training, is one hundred and fifty thousand US dollars.

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