Infectious diseases

Nuclear-derived techniques can help detect, control and prevent the spread of some of the world’s most dangerous diseases, such as Malaria, Ebola and Zika. We support the use of various nuclear-derived methods that are efficient, cost-effective, environmentally-friendly and residue-free, and assist our Member States in fighting infectious diseases.

  • Ebola

    Several low- and middle-income countries are confronted with the challenge of quickly and effectively diagnosing dangerous diseases that can spread from animals to humans (zoonotic diseases), such as Ebola. We use nuclear-derived techniques to help these countries rapidly detect such diseases, thereby contributing to preventing their spread.  Read more →

  • Malaria

    Some 200 million malaria cases are clinically diagnosed each year, with up to 3,000 people dying every day from the disease in sub-Saharan Africa alone. We have developed an environmentally-friendly nuclear technique to control major insect pests, with the potential to control also mosquitos and the disease they carry. Read more →

  • Zika

    Zika is a viral disease transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes species mosquitoes. It is particularly dangerous to pregnant women, as it can cause serious birth defects to new-borns. With the use of nuclear-derived techniques, we assist Members States in detecting the virus and preventing its spread. Read more →