top of page

Exotic/Emerging Diseases EQA Programme

  • Plasmodium spp. (Malaria)

  • Chikungunya Virus

  • Dengue Virus RNA

  • MERS Coronavirus

  • SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Testing

  • SARS-CoV-2

  • Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease)

  • West Nile Virus RNA

  • Yellow Fever Virus

  • Zika Virus

  • Francisellatularensis

  • Respiratory I Plus

  • Blood Borne Viruses
    Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) Parvovirus B19
  • Enteric Viruses and Bacteria
    Clostridium difficile EHEC Norovirus Rotavirus
  • Human Adenovirus, Human Herpesvirus and Polyomavirus
    Human adenovirus (ADV) Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Human Herpesvirus 6A and 6B (HHV-6) Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 (HSV) Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) BK Virus (BKV) JC Virus (JCV)
  • Respiratory Viruses, Bacteria and Fungi
    Human adenovirus (ADV) Enterovirus (ENV) and Rhinovirus (RHV) Human Influenza A and B and SwineFlu Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Human Metapneumovirus A and B (hMPV) Human Parainfluenza Virus 1– 4 (PIV) Respiratory Syncytial Virus A and B (RSVA and RSVB) Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis Pneumocystis jirovecii
  • Tropical and other Viruses, Bacteria and Parasites
    AHFV/KFDV CCHFV Chagas Chikungunya Dengue Ebolavirus Filovirus Lassa Virus Malaria Rift Valley Fever Trichomonas vaginalis WNV Yellow Fever Zika Virus

Exotic/Emerging diseases can be caused by newly identified pathogens, pathogen strains such as SARS or the mutation of existing strains such as Influenza virus. In addition, the spread of known pathogens (e.g. West Nile virus & dengue virus) into new geographical areas leading to new potential endemics account for a large number of exotic/emerging diseases. The EQAs within this group focus on those emerging diseases that are frequently being identified within progressive geographic regions.


bottom of page