Photographed at the Global Disease Detection (GDD) Regional Center in Kazakhstan, this public health laboratorian was performing tests in response to an unidentified epidemiologic investigation. The technician was wearing the requisite personal protective equipment (PPE) consisting of a disposable head covering, a smock, and protective prescription eyewear, as she was working within the confines of a negatively-pressurized flow hood.
"The Global Disease Detection (GDD) Regional Center in Kazakhstan is part of the Central Asia Region Global Disease Detection Center, one of ten established around the world to help countries identify and respond to emerging diseases. The GDD Regional Center collaborates with key in-country partners in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic, making it truly a regional platform in scope. GDD Regional Centers work with the World Health Organization and MOHs to strengthen core infrastructure requirements (e.g., laboratory detection, clinical surveillance, outbreak investigation and control) needed to comply with the International Health Regulations."
For more on CDC's involvement with public health practice in Kazakhstan, please see the link below.