One year later: The first detection of Covid-19 in Cambodia

Exactly one year ago today, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) identified the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Cambodia. A long history of detecting and preventing emerging and endemic infectious diseases along with a rapid response to the global concern over “pneumonia of unknown origin” allowed IPC to be ready to test for SARS-CoV-2 in mid-January.

Toward an integrated surveillance of potential zoonotic Betacoronaviruses in the wild animal value chain of Cambodia (ZooCoV)

The COVID-19 pandemic once again draws attention on zoonotic diseases and their impact on public health. Over the last 20 years three of the major epidemics (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome – SARS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – MERS and the COVID-19) shows that potential transmission of pathogens from animal to humans are a serious threat to public health.

A yearly surveillance audit by COFRAC (Comité Français d’Accréditation) at the Medical Biology Laboratory of the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge

The Medical Biology Laboratory of the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge had its yearly surveillance audit by COFRAC (Comité Français d’Accréditation) on November 24 and 25, 2020. In the absence of critical deviation from international standards and requirements

One hundred thousand COVID-19 RT-PCR tests performed by the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge

The Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) remains fully committed to working together with the Ministry of Health to combat COVID-19 in Cambodia. As of 26 October 2020, IPC has performed more than 100,000 (one hundred thousand) COVID-19 molecular diagnostic tests by RT-PCR in the Virology Unit.