Coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of viruses that cause a variety of respiratory illnesses. The virus that caused the outbreak in Wuhan, China on 31 December 2019 is new and has been named 2019 n-CoV. The virus is transmissible from both animals to people, and people to people. Since the beginning of the outbreak 2019 n-CoV has spread to many countries around the world, and WHO has called it a global health emergency of Pandamic proportion.

Coronavirus Action Center

Information from partners and global health leaders about the pandemic outbreak of SARS-CoV-2



The COVID-19 Laboratory Testing Certification Program (CoLTeP) evaluates a facility’s readiness and continued suitability to conduct quality COVID-19 testing safely.

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COVID-19 Diagnostics

Resources on using approved SARS-CoV-2 apparatus


SARS-CoV-2 Resources

Resources and tools to help you fight COVID-19



Ebola virus disease (EVD), is a severe, often fatal illness transmitted to people from animals (often fruit bats) that spreads in people through contact with blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people. The largest and most complex Ebola outbreak in modern times was in West Africa from 2014-2016. More recently there has been an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Read more about the EVD epidemic, prevention measures and management of cases at:

Ebola Action Center

Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Ebola Diagnostics

Learn more about Ebola laboratory diagnostic options and methodologies.

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Downloadable Resources

Download open-access Ebola resources and publications for the laboratory.

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