Microbiology and Infectious Disease
As of Aug. 22, there have been over 2600 suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Of these cases, two adult United States nationals were admitted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA during the first week of August 2014 for treatment. To discuss their treatment, doctors of Emory Hospital authored the article, "Laboratory Test Support for Ebola Patients Within a High-Containment Facility," in American Society for Clinical Pathology's Lab Medicine Journal.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis remains one of the leading causes of death and illness in the world. While the number of cases reported in the United States continues to decline, nearly 10,000 cases were reported in 2012. Because tuberculosis is spread through the air, rapid identification of infection is key to stopping the spread of the disease. In Part 1, Dr. Wengenack provides an overview of mycobacterial stains and recovery of the organism in culture.
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- Validation/Verification of Multi-Target Tests in Microbiology [Hot Topic]
- Advanced Biological Laboratories, Mayo Medical Laboratories Announce Collaboration
- Ebola Virus [Hot Topic]
- Histoplasma Antigen, Urine [A Test in Focus]