Each month this website will have an "article of the month", featuring an open-source paper or series of interest to people working in microbiology around the globe.
For May our article is the recent supplement in Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal on "Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health". You can find it here:
This series was proposed by Dr Paul Turner, Clinical Microbiologist at Shoklo Malaria Research Unit on the Thai-Burmese border where he established and runs a diagnostic microbiology laboratory serving migrant and refugee populations. Paul writes: "This recent supplement in Clinical Infectious Disease provides detailed documentation of the planning phase of a large paediatric pneumonia aetiology study (PERCH) being conducted in seven Asian and African countries. Before commencing patient recruitment, the study investigators rigorously re-evaluated clinical criteria and laboratory evaluations for pneumonia diagnosis in children <5y of age and these findings are presented in the CID supplement. These findings will be useful for all researchers working in the field, whether clinical or laboratory-based."
This resource was originally posted in Global Health Microbiology