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The Korea National Institute of Health (KNIH), a research organization under the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and Ministry of Health & Welfare is devoted for promoting the public health through the research on infectious and non-infectious diseases.

Recently, zika fever, a mosquito-borne viral illness, was spread to east-asian nations including the Philippines after outbreak in Brazil in 2015. The Philippines are also endemic of Dengue and Chikungunya fever. Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an important emerging viral infection resulting in major epidemics in the Caribbean and the Philippines. Chikungunya has spread throughout the country with around 7,000 cases tested from 2011 to 2014.

In this review, it is necessary to study on the transmission of Chikungunya and Dengue virus among humans, non-human primates in the Philippines. Also it is also important to investigate the acute, chronic, and persistent symptoms by Chikungunya infection.

This collaborative program between KNIH and the Philippines may be essential to reinforce the laboratory capability and increase capacity for in depth study of Zika, Chikungunya and other arboviruses as well.

[Details of the Project]


      Study of zika, dengue and chikungunya virus infection in the Philippines


      A total of less than US$ 87, 000 (₩ 100,000,000) will be provided per year
      The final budget will be adjusted with the results of evaluation

Research period

      July or August 2017 (after the contract) – December 2019
    • 1st year: July or August 2017(after the contract) - December 31 2017
    • 2nd year: January 1 2018 - December 31 2018
    • 3rd year: January 1 2019 - December 31 2019

Field of Interesting

      Study of serological prevalence of zika, dengue and chikungunya in the Philippines
      Study of the transmission dynamics of arboviruses like chikungunya virus
      Gathering clinical samples and evaluation of diagnostic methods for zika, dengue and Chikungunya
      Joint workshop for information exchange
      Obtaining and sharing the related resources


      Government Institute, University, Hospital, etc

Reporting system

      The Application should be written in MS word English and submitted before July 1, 2017 via e-mail
      The original documents (Government seal stamped, 10 copies) should be sent via air mail to following address after e-submission
      Documentation of the research project will be announced after decision of granting

[Address for Airmail]

Division of New Emerging Infectious & Vector Research
Center for Infectious Diseases Research, National Institute of Health,
Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention,
187, Osongsaengmyeong 2-ro, Cheongju-si,
Chungcheongbuk-do 28159, South Korea
TEL : +82-43-719-8492, FAX : +82-43-719-8519, email : zenith@nih.go.kr