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New Task Order: Supporting AFIRMS with Global Emerging Infections Surveillance

September 29, 2022

Vysnova Partners Inc. was recently awarded the first task order under the IDIQ W81XWH22D0008 with the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) Entomology. Under this task order, Vysnova will provide scientific and technical support for arthropod vector surveillance services in the country of Thailand. These services will ensure quality, accuracy, and thorough entomological surveillance activities to fulfill Global Emerging Infections Surveillance (GEIS) program requirements and timelines. Vysnova shall work with these in-country entities to design surveillance and collection plans based on understanding of local vector-borne disease cycles, conduct the surveillance and collection of vectors and pathogens, record and inventory the collected samples, and ship and/or store the collected samples as appropriate.

What are Global Emerging Infections? 

Emerging infectious diseases are infections that have recently appeared within a population or those whose incidence or geographic range is rapidly increasing or threatens to increase in the near future. Emerging infections can be caused by:

  • Previously undetected or unknown infectious agents
  • Known agents that have spread to new geographic locations or new populations
  • Previously known agents whose role in specific diseases has previously gone unrecognized.
  • Re-emergence of agents whose incidence of disease had significantly declined in the past, but whose incidence of disease has reappeared.

This class of diseases is known as re-emerging infectious diseases.

About Vysnova Partners Inc.

Vysnova Partners, Inc. is a program management firm that delivers a broad range of professional, technical and institutional support services in Public/Global Health, Research and Development (R&D) in the Life Sciences, and Government Operations and Acquisition on a global basis. As an implementing partner to the U.S. Government in the United States and overseas, Vysnova ensures that all program activities are compliant with all Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), other Agency-specific regulations, and local laws.