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The West African Research Network for Infectious Diseases (WARN-ID) is a coalition of clinicians, epidemiologists, bioinformaticians, and biologists in the United States, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia, and Senegal, who conduct pathogen/host surveillance, and study pathogen transmission, evolution, disease development and immune responses in the host. Funded via the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), WARN-ID is creating new technologies to carry out laboratory and diagnostic tests for improved detection of emerging pathogens, based on previous experience developing rapid diagnostic tests, CRISPR-based assays, metagenomic sequencing, and computational tools.

By combining active surveillance, capacity building, and technology development, WARN-ID aims to mitigate the effects of future pandemic threats.

WARN-ID is as part of the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID) Network. Read the award announcement.


Increasing Lassa Fever cases in West Africa causing concern

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The drastic increase in Lassa Fever cases is causing significant health concerns in West Africa. In a recent article published by Science, WARN-ID scientists and collaborators investigate the concerning rise…

Strengthening Disease Surveillance Systems Globally

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As we enter into 2024, WARN-ID is excited to continue work within the CREID network that equips local researchers and bolsters regional preparedness against infectious threats. Two pillars of WARN-ID’s…

2024 Call for Applications Now Available

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The 2024 call for applications for the CREID Network Pilot Research Program is now available. This program funds one-year, $150,000 grant projects benefiting early-stage scientists in low- and middle-income countries…