Category Archives: Module-virology
Chronic hepatitis B is a major public health burden in most LMICscontributing to unnecessary suffering from liver failure and liver cancer leading to loss of life. Treatment is highly effective, safe, and affordable. Simplified treatment algorithms along with access to … Continue reading
Guest posting from Dr Ian Marr –MBBS FRACP FRCPA Infectious Disease Physician and Microbiologist This is a recent lecture provided under the auspices of PRIDA to Samoan physicians and students. Samoa COVID Marr July 2021 Please add questions to Dr … Continue reading
Polio eradication – so close but still not there! Here is an excellent recent 2 page wrap up by Dr S. Naqvi, our senior registrar in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. Polioviruses Naqvi 2020 tutorial See also Circulating vaccine derived poliovirus … Continue reading
Hepatitis C Virus tutorial JSD JF Sep 2020 Drs J Ferguson and J Davis Also see Australian HIV, HCV and HBV precribing summary.
Guest posting: Dr Holly Jordan, Physician Trainee, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW. Case 1: 76F presents with headache, lethargy and behavioural changes 1 week post developing unilateral vesicular rash of the upper limb. Case 2: u73F presents with 3-4 days … Continue reading
8/4/20 Presenters: Drs Nikki Townell – Coronavirus overview ; John Ferguson – Infection control COVID19 Coronavirus 1 – PRIDA Townell 8Apr2020 COVID-19 IC update Ferguson 8Apr20 PRIDA Session recording (slides and audio) :- https://zoom.us/rec/play/68Upd7v5_Wo3HIGTswSDVvctW43pK_is23JM8voLyk2zUiYFN1KnbrMXYedM39uvnf_8SjO770Fzlpnv?autoplay=true&startTime=1586318062000 8/4/20 Journal Club: Townell Paper discussed: … Continue reading
There are many types of EIA used in microbiology and biochemistry. Depending on the format of the test, some have alternative names such as ELISA and CLIA (chemoluminescent immunoassay).
Guest posting: Dr Nilar Lwin, Microbiology Registrar, Pathology North. Measles overview including laboratory diagnosis: Measles virus Lwin 2018 Reports of recent measles outbreaks in PNG which are worth a close read: Vanimo, 2017: https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/MDRPG006dfr.pdf Madang, 2014: https://ojs.wpro.who.int/ojs/index.php/wpsar/article/view/473/721 References Global Measles and … Continue reading
It’s useful to know your schedules and appreciate something of the rationale for the dosing recommendations. Also be aware of key vaccines that are yet to be introduced – e.g. rotavirus, HPV. Please work through the SAQ below. Correct 2016 … Continue reading
Consider specific diagnostic approaches to each agent, including where relevant, serological testing, antigen detection and nucleic acid amplification methods. Also know what is locally in use in your laboratory. Immunisation – need to know about the vaccines that are available … Continue reading