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

Introduction COVID-19 disease caught the world unaware, unprepared for a pandemic as bad at what we have faced the past 3 months. Countries which the most sophisticated technologies and strong health systems have scrambled for diagnostic testing kits that could salvage the increased cases of the infection that has caused deaths of over 30,000 as … 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

Introduction The world is coming to terms with the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Laboratories and manufacturing companies are working around the clock to find the best, the fastest, easily available, and most accurate diagnostic tests for the causative agent, COVID-19. Abbott Company based in the United States is among the leading companies in … Read more COVID-19 Diagnostic Test: Abbott ID NOW COVID-19

COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

COVID-19 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

COVID-19 Basics What is COVID-19? This is an infectious disease that was discovered to causes a cluster of pneumonia cases first identified in Wuhan, China. It is caused by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, formerly known as “2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)”  and the disease was officially named COVID-19, by the World Health Organisation on February 11, … Read more COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is officially called COVID-19

Disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is now officially called COVID-19

Disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is officially called COVID-19 COVID-19 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the disease caused by Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV (SARS-CoV-2) is now officially called COVID-19. CO means Corona. VI means Virus. D means Disease. 19 means the year that it was first discovered. “We had to find a name that did … Read more Disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is officially called COVID-19

Diagnosis of Novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Diagnosis of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Introduction Lab diagnosis refers to the identification, examination & confirmation of pathogens in the lab. The diagnosis of virus infection can be established in several ways, often used together, namely: Detection of virus particles, viral antigens or viral nucleic acids in specimens taken from the appropriate site. Culture of infectious viruses from the appropriate sites. … Read more Diagnosis of Novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Treatment, Vaccine and Management of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)- Treatment, Vaccine, Management

In the past two decades, we have witnessed epidemic and pandemic, severe respiratory tract illnesses, whose etiological pathogens are viruses. They include H5N1 influenza in 1997, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 and pandemic H1N1 influenza in 2009, epidermic MERS-CoV in 2012 and just recently the emergence of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 Acute Respiratory … Read more Treatment, Vaccine and Management of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)

Epidemiology of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 (Daily Update)

Epidemiology of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2

Image Source: Wikipedia and CDC Disclaimer: These data are collected from different sources over the internet. There can be some inaccuracy in the data given on this page. Epidemiology of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 as of March 29, 2020 Epidemiology of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 as of March 28, 2020 Epidemiology of COVID-19 caused by … Read more Epidemiology of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 (Daily Update)

Novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 (Updated 2020)

The Novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 An Overview (Updated 2020)

Introduction A recent cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China was caused by a novel beta coronavirus, the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the disease caused by Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV (SARS-CoV-2) is now officially called COVID-19. Data collected and analyzed from patients using Real-time PCR and Next Generation Sequencing … Read more Novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 (Updated 2020)

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and MMR Vaccine

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and MMR Vaccine

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and MMR Vaccine The MMR which is comprised of a 3 in 1 vaccine, is one of the recommended childhood immunizations. It protects children against three highly contagious Viruses which are as follows: Measles Mumps Rubella (German Measles) Image Source: NFID and CSC Pharmaceuticals Measles Definition  Measles is “an acute viral … Read more Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and MMR Vaccine

Poliovirus and Polio Vaccines

Poliovirus and Polio Vaccines

Poliovirus It is an infectious disease caused by poliovirus which affects the spinal cord and brain stem, it leads to paralysis and even leads to death. Poliovirus is the causative agent of poliomyelitis. Children under 5 years of age are more susceptible to this disease. Reservoir Human. Spread through feces. Contaminated food and water. So, … Read more Poliovirus and Polio Vaccines