The European Mobile Laboratory, EMLab, was the first EBOV diagnostics unit deployed to the outbreak epicentre by WHO in March 2014.

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Call for Papers: Special issue on strengthening tuberculosis diagnostic networks in Africa - African Journal of Laboratory Medicine

22nd January 2016 • comment

East African Leaders Join Together to Develop Country-Specific Plans for Point-of-Care Testing.

25th November 2015 • comment

Two great articles from the African Society for Laboratory Medicine looking at the increasing risk posed by antimicrobial resistance.

20th November 2015 • comment

New articles from the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM).

13th November 2015 • comment

Schistosomiasis, is a chronic, debilitating disease. Uganda began a National Control Programme in 2003 with annual MDA of praziquantel. MDA on this scale provides strong selective pressures on the parasite population with an associated risk of drug resistance developing.

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In this video, Professor Theonest Mutabingwa discusses the two key challenges that face developing countries to progress their malaria research.

15th June 2015 • comment

In this video of a seminar delivered at the University of Oxford in June 2014, Professor Nicholas White talks about the challenge of antimalarial resistance.

11th June 2015 • comment

Anders Björkman is Professor of Infectious Disease at the Karolinska Institute. In this video, Anders talks about how the efficacy of antimalarials is a major obstacle in the path towards full malaria elimination.

11th June 2015 • comment

In this lecture Professor Adrian Hill talks about the latest advances in the development of vaccines for Malaria and Ebola.

28th May 2015 • comment

Infectious diseases and Microbiology videos

by Nuffield Department of Medicine
28th May 2015 • comment

In this seminar Professor Kevin Marsh describes how knowledge of immunity to malaria in humans has developed over the past thirty years and what impact this has for future research.

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ABRAID, new website of infectious diseases risk maps 

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Early Virus-Host Interactions Dictate the Course of a Persistent Infection

by Brian M. Sullivan, John R. Teijaro, Juan Carlos de la Torre, Michael B. A. Oldstone
22nd January 2015 • comment

Effects of introducing Xpert MTB/RIF test on multi-drug resistant tuberculosis diagnosis in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

by Nomonde R Dlamini-Mvelase, Lise Werner, Rogerio Phili, Lindiwe P Cele and Koleka P Mlisana
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Candida albicans Pathogenicity and Epithelial Immunity

by Naglik JR, Richardson JP, Moyes DL
18th August 2014 • comment

The Ebola virus epidemic may well spread out of Africa. Dr Greg Martin takes a look at some of the variables that contribute to this risk and discusses some steps that should be taken.

18th August 2014 • comment

This thematic series of eight papers provides an overview on infectious diseases of poverty and integrated community-based interventions, describes the analytical framework and the methodology used to guide the systematic reviews, reports findings for the effectiveness of community-based interventions for the prevention and control of helminthic NTDs, non-helminthic NTDs, malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis and proposes a way forward. While previous reviews focus on process and effectiveness of integrated community-based interventions under real life field conditions, this series of papers evaluates the efficacy of such interventions with respect to disease or prevention outcomes.

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The attached article, published in Emergency Medicine Volume 3 Issue 6, discusses the frequent use of antimicrobials in the critically ill which has led to the rise in multidrug resistant organisms.

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New publication on rifampicin Mono-Resistance in TB

by Yacoob Mahomed Coovadia, Sharana Mahomed, Melendhran Pillay, Lise Werner, Koleka Mlisana
12th November 2013 • comment

Evaluation of a Typhoid/Paratyphoid Diagnostic Assay (TPTest) Detecting Anti-Salmonella IgA in Secretions of Peripheral Blood in Lymphocytes in Patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh

by Farhana Khanam, Alaullah Sheikh, Abu Sayeed, Saraur Bhuiyan, Feroza Kaneez Choudhury, Umme Salma, Shahnaz Pervin, Tania Sultana, Dilruba Ahmed, Doli Goswami, Lokman Hossain, KZ Mamun, Richell C Charles, W. Abdullah Brooks, Stephen B. Calderwood, Alejandro Cravioto, Edward T Ryan, Firdausi Qadri
19th July 2013 • comment

The authors present the story of building a succesful research laboratory in Cameroon, including how they managed building up the infrastructure, equipment maintenance, staff training.

10th July 2013 • comment

In determining the feasibility of establishing a biorepository at your facility, there are several key factors to consider. But first, there are a few that must be in place before commencing. They are:

  • The commitment of your institutional
  • The trust of the community within which you work
  • Informed consents that allow specimens to be used for multiple research studies
  • Vision/commitment for the distribution and sharing of biospecimens and data with the wider scientific community
We attach here the facility checklist for biospecimen collection and storage, organized by topic, along with the relevant Best Practices from ISBER, for assessing the readiness your facility. The purpose of these checklists are to 1) identify any potential barriers to setting up long-term storage of biospecimens on site; and 2) enable you to take action, as needed.

8th January 2013 • comment

Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites

by "Parasitology Gal"

Fantastic parasitology blog

9th November 2012 • comment

This Policy Forum article aims to highlight opportunities for screening and appropriate treatment of life-threatening pregnancy-related interventions.

12th October 2012 • comment

Bug Challenge Number 2

by David Dance, Sayapeth Rattanavong , Viengmon Davong
28th September 2012 • comment

Streptococcal Pharyngitis - 2012 IDSA Guidelines

by Stanford T. Shulman, Alan L. Bisno, Herbert W. Clegg, Michael A. Gerber, Edward L. Kaplan, Grace Lee, Judith M. Martin, Chris Van Beneden
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Visceral leishmaniasis: what are the needs for diagnosis, treatment and control?

by François Chappuis, Shyam Sundar, Asrat Hailu, Hashim Ghalib, Suman Rijal, Rosanna W. Peeling
23rd July 2012 • comment

Diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis

by Pankaj Srivastava, Anand Dayama, Sanjana Mehrotra, Shyam Sundar
23rd July 2012 • comment

Enteric fever diagnostics reviews

by Paula Bianca Blomquist
18th July 2012 • comment

Mobile Phone Based Clinical Microscopy for Global Health Applications

by David N. Breslauer, Robi N. Maamari, Neil A. Switz, Wilbur A. Lam, Daniel A. Fletcher
16th July 2012 • comment

Web-Based Virtual Microscopy for Parasitology: A Novel Tool for Education and Quality Assurance

by Ewert Linder, Mikael Lundin, Cecilia Thors, Marianne Lebbad, Jadwiga Winiecka-Krusnell, Heikki Helin, Byron Leiva, Jorma Isola, Johan Lundin
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Direct susceptibility testing for multi drug resistant tuberculosis: a meta-analysis

by Freddie Bwanga, Sven Hoffner, Melles Haile, Moses L Joloba
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Point-of-Care Tests to Strengthen Health Systems and Save Newborn Lives: The Case of Syphilis

by David Mabey, Kimberly Sollis, Helen Kelly, Adele Schwartz Benzaken, Edward Bitarakwate, John Changalucha, Xiang-Sheng Chen, Yue-Pin Ying, Patricia Garcia, Susan Strasser, Namwinga Chintu, Tikki Pang, Fern Terris-Prestholt, Sedona Sweeney, Rosanna Peeling
10th July 2012 • comment

Diagnostic Accuracy of Molecular Amplification Tests for Human African Trypanosomiasis—Systematic Review

by Claire M. Mugasa, Emily R. Adams, Kimberly R. Boer, Heleen C. Dyserinck, Philippe Büscher
10th July 2012 • comment

Towards Point-of-Care Diagnostic and Staging Tools for Human African Trypanosomiaisis

by Enock Matovu, Anne Juliet Kazibwe, Claire Mack Mugasa, Joseph Mathu Ndungu, Zablon Kithingi
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  June’s article of the month features a paper from Infection and Drug Resistance called “High prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing pathogens: results of a surveillance study in two hospitals in Ujjain, India”.

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Bug Challenge

by Editors

Our first "Bug Challenge" comes from Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Laos

25th May 2012 • comment

May's article of the month features a supplement from Clinical Infectious Diseases on "Pneumonia Etiology Research for Clinical Health"

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