Use of Convalescent Plasma to treat COVID-19 patients (FAQs)

Convalescent Plasma to treat COVID-19 patients (FAQs)

Medical Disclaimer: The information presented on this page is only for academic and study purposes and must not be used for the purpose of treatment. If you are not feeling well, please consult with your physician or doctor. Today, the world is still under the threat of pandemic COVID-19.  Different countries are in an attempt in … Read more Use of Convalescent Plasma to treat COVID-19 patients (FAQs)

Biochemistry of Hepatitis A (Biochemical Tests)

Biochemistry of Hepatitis A

What is Hepatitis A Virus? Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a cause of acute liver inflammation or hepatitis. It can cause relapsing signs and symptoms but not a chronic infection. The virus is a 27-nm-diameter non-enveloped RNA virus. It belongs to the family Picornaviridae and the genus Hepatovirus. Viral transmission occurs in a fecal-oral fashion. The … Read more Biochemistry of Hepatitis A (Biochemical Tests)

MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2 and Spanish flu

Pandemic and epidemic Coronavirus and flu viruses

Viruses with a high mutation rate “that is a reason there are no permanent vaccination against it”. According to Jean and Peter Medawar 1977 virus “simply a piece of bad news wrapped up in protein” (from Bad News Wrapped in Protein: Inside Coronavirus Genome by Jonathan Corum and Carl Zimmer). In December 2019 there is … Read more MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2 and Spanish flu

SARS-CoV-2- Infection, ACE-2 gene, herd immunity, vaccines

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

Image created using biorender.com Type of coronavirus strains There are seven strains of coronavirus Human Coronavirus 229E (HCoV-229E) Human Coronavirus NL63 (HCoV-NL63, New Haven Corona Virus) Human Coronavirus OC43(HCoV-OC43) Human Coronavirus HKU1 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Related Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) previously known as novel coronavirus 2012 & HCoV-EMC Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, previously known as … Read more SARS-CoV-2- Infection, ACE-2 gene, herd immunity, vaccines

Some common viral disease, symptom, prevention, treatment

Some common viral disease, symptom, prevention, treatment

Some common viral diseases, symptoms, prevention, treatment Image Source: iStockphoto 1- Smallpox Pathogen – Variola poxvirus. Mode of transmission – By air. Symptom – Small pinkish itchy spots appear on the body with fever. Prevention – Vaccination and proper sanitation. 2- Chickenpox Pathogen – Varicella zoster. Mode of transmission – Disease is transmitted by droplets … Read more Some common viral disease, symptom, prevention, treatment

Having the symptoms doesn’t always confirm COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

The symptoms of the cold that we frequently have, the flu, and COVID-19 have got quite a number of overlaps. Therefore symptoms alone cannot confirm whether a person is having a novel coronavirus or nCoV infection. There has to be an array of symptoms that need to get weaved together to have a confirmed case … Read more Having the symptoms doesn’t always confirm COVID-19

COVID-19 diagnosis: Abbott RealTime SARS-CoV-2 assay

Abbott RealTime SARS-CoV-2 assay

Medical Disclaimer: The information presented on the website is only for academic and study purposes and must not be used for the purpose of diagnosis. If you are not feeling well, please consult with your physician or doctor. Introduction We have so far discussed the most current diagnostic tests that have been authorized by the … Read more COVID-19 diagnosis: Abbott RealTime SARS-CoV-2 assay

COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test for antibodies detection

COVID-19 IgG-IgM Rapid Test for antibodies detection

Medical Disclaimer: The information presented on the website is only for academic and study purposes and must not be used for the purpose of diagnosis. If you are not feeling well, please consult with your physician or doctor. Introduction So far we have discussed three tests currently authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … Read more COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test for antibodies detection

COVID-19 Diagnostic Test: Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2

Medical Disclaimer: The information presented on the website is only for academic and study purposes and must not be used for the purpose of diagnosis. If you are not feeling well, please consult with your physician or doctor. Introduction COVID-19 disease caught the world unaware, unprepared for a pandemic as bad at what we have … Read more COVID-19 Diagnostic Test: Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2

COVID-19 Diagnostic Test: Abbott ID NOW COVID-19

Abbott ID NOW COVID-19

Medical Disclaimer: The information presented on the website is only for academic and study purposes and must not be used for the purpose of diagnosis. If you are not feeling well, please consult with your physician or doctor. Introduction The world is coming to terms with the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Laboratories and … Read more COVID-19 Diagnostic Test: Abbott ID NOW COVID-19