Location: Foreign Animal Disease Research
Project Number: 1940-32000-057-35
Start Date: Oct 01, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2014
1. Ben Gurion University (BGU) will provide training to UVRI staff in molecular techniques to aid in establishing a sustainable system for disease surveillance, epidemiology and databasing in Uganda. 2. BGU will provide UVRI staff training in molecular techniques of camel monoclonal antibody technology. Strain specific diagnostic tests for FMDV strains circulating in Uganda will be developed and produced at BGU with camel monoclonal antibodies. Strain diversity within and between the geographically distinct districts that are surveyed in Uganda will be determined by ARS, PIADC. Camel monoclonal antibodies will be isolated, and those specific to local FMDV strains, used in the production of ELISA based kits for surveillance in Uganda.