25 January 2021 – Genomic sequencing surveillance protocol approved

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Research and Development
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Science and Innovation and Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII)

Overview: Approved the Protocol for the Integration of Genomic Sequencing in the Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2
The working group on Alerts and Preparedness and Response Plans, dependent on the Public Health Commission of the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System, has approved a protocol for the Integration of Genomic Sequencing in the Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2. The document, prepared by the Ministry of Health with the participation of the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII), offers a guide to work on determining the incidence of genetic variants of the virus, as well as on the identification of new variants, which may be of interest to public health.

Full details here: http://www.isciii.es/Noticias/Noticias/Paginas/Noticias/ProtocoloSecuenciacionVigilanciaSARSCoV2.aspx

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government, International – academic, International – government, EU