Update on COVID-19 vaccines

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Prof. Neelika Malavige  MBBS (Col.), MRCP (UK), AFHEA, DPhil (Oxon),FRCP (Lond), FRCPath (UK) Professor in Immunology and Molecular Medicine, Head, Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine, Director, Centre for Dengue Research, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardanapura. SARS-CoV2 viral infection resulting in COVID-19…

Additional health measures in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak

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Announcement Displayed From : Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 20:36 Official statements by States Parties to the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) On 30 January 2020, the Director-General determined that the outbreak of 2019-nCoV, constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and issued Temporary…

Masks: Which? When? How long? For whom?


Masks have become one of the most sought items with the COVID epidemic as wearing mask is one of the protective measure against COVID infection. But masks should be used as part of a comprehensive strategy of measures (hand hygiene, physical distance respiratory etiquette) to suppress transmission and save lives; the use of a mask alone is not sufficient to provide an adequate level of protection against COVID-19

SARS CoV 2 and transmission with food

SARS CoV 2 and transmission with food

Dr. Sujatha Pathirage Consultant Microbiologist, Medical Research Institute, Colombo 08 SARS-CoV-2 is an enveloped β-coronavirus with a genetic sequence very similar to SARS CoV1(80%) and bat corona virus RaTG13(93%). Viral envelop is coated by spike(S) glycoprotein, envelop and membrane(M) protein. It primarily targets upper and…

Poliomyelitis (Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus and Wild Poliovirus) – Global update

Quarantine Unit Co-National Focal Point of International Health Regulations (IHR)-2005 Ministry of  Health, Sri Lanka  Between 1 January and 14 October 2020, there have been several countries affected by poliomyelitis including circulating vaccine-derived poliomyelitis type 1 and 2 (cVDPV1 and cVDPV2) and wild poliovirus type…

The Hidden Killer


We as human beings frequently fall ill due to various germs. However, thanks to our immune system and modern medicine, we can clear off many of those tiny organisms from our bodies.
The medical field has also advanced in a way to deal with the rising trend of infections caused by microbes. Therefore, mankind can live a better life now more than ever. But this may not be the case all the time.