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Environmental surfaces are more likely to be contaminated with the COVID-19 virus in health-care settings where certain medical procedures are performed. Therefore, these surfaces, especially where patients with COVID-19 are being cared for, must be properly cleaned and disinfected to prevent further transmission.
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Coronaviruses are recognised as important pathogens in humans as well as animals. They are widespread among birds and mammals with bats being the host to the largest number of genotypes.
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This is an article addressing the Human papilloma virus and its vaccination by Dr Nayomi Danthanarayana
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The view of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists regarding use of air purifiers in health care setting to prevent transmission of COVID-19 by Dr Nadeesha Badanasinghe and Dr Veranja Liyanapathirana
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This post includes videos on how to wear a face mask correctly, how to remove it correctly, mocking the mask and touching your face with contaminated hands.
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In response to the COVID-19 threat, the Government of Sri Lanka has made it mandatory for people to wear masks when in public spaces.
This briefly outlines some important points for using masks effectively.
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For the first-time, a testing laboratory under the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Health Services (MoH) achieved accreditation to an international standard, ISO/IEC 17025:2005
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24,498 total views, 160 views today Laboratory Code Testing started Tests up to 31st May 2020 1 Medical Research Institute 1/W/G/SL 26. 01.2020 20,900 2 University of Sri Jayawardenepura 2/W/U/SL 28.02.2020 8,686 3 T H Karapitiya 1/S/G/SL 29.02.2020 6,417 4 T H Anuradhapura 1/NC/G/SL 06.03.2020 6,931…
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This post is written by Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists to bring attention to the practice of spraying disinfectants to large outdoor areas such as streets and public areas as a method of preventing spread of COVID-19.
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The request for testing for the presence of COVID19 is escalating all over the world and this post presents laboratory diagnosis of COVID19 virus infections
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The only type of UV light which can reliably inactivate bacteria and viruses is UVC which is the most dangerous type for humans. This includes an observation of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists on the use of UVC air purifiers.
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WHO strongly advise that spraying of individuals or groups is NOT recommended under any circumstances. Spraying an individual or group with chemical disinfectants or detergents is physically and psychologically harmful and does not limit the spread of COVID-19.
For alcohol or other disinfectants to be effective, they need to be present in adequate amount for a given period of time (contact time). The nature of chambers does not sufficiently provide this. According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ozone to be effective in destroying harmful bacteria, it must be present at a concentration above levels considered safe for humans.
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The Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists is not against any member of public wearing a mask on a voluntary basis provided the use of the mask is done correctly and does not increase the possibility of virus transmission to the mask user or to anyone else.
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46,325 total views, 160 views today COVID-19 Situation Updates “Professional Development for Quality Enhancement of Healthcare, Beyond COVID-19 Pandemic” Present By Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists, Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services – Sri Lanka and World Health Organization – Sri Lanka Sample Collection in COVID…
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44,469 total views, 162 views today The Induction of President & Siri Wickremesinghe Memorial Oration 2020 of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists was held on the 29th of February 2020 at the “ Grand Ballroom”, Galle Face Hotel Colombo 3. Dr N. Shirani Chandrasiri was inducted…
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