Monkeypox is a zoonotic disease caused by an Orthopoxvirus belonging to the family Poxviridea. Variola virus, vaccinia virus, and cowpox virus are all members of the Orthopoxvirus genus.
By Dr. Vigeetha Withanage, Acting Consultant Virologist TH Karapitiya, Galle While there is an ongoing COVID -19 pandemic situation, the Department of Virology at Teaching Hospital Karapitiya have investigated a limited number of patients for non-COVID Viral respiratory infections during 2021. We have tested 22…
By Kandy Virology Laboratory team Influenza virus is one of the most common respiratory viruses infecting humans worldwide and it is a winter virus in temperate and year-round circulation in the tropical countries. With an aim to reduce the circulation of SARS-CoV-2, non-pharmaceutical interventions…
Department of Molecular Biology, Medical Research Institute, Colombo and Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, University of Colombo have conducted SARS CoV-2 variant analysis based on gene sequencing data generated by Oxford Nanopore gene sequencing method since July 2021.
In the context of the current COVID 19 pandemic, a high number of patients are getting affected with the SARS CoV 2 virus, and many cases can be tackled by one’s immune system as it is the case in many viral illnesses.
Annual Education & Evaluation programme of Infection Control & Microbiology (AEEICM2021) was held on 22nd of October 2021 for the 7th consecutive year, commemorating Global Hand Washing day falling on 15th October.
Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is an emerging cause of sexually transmitted infections (STI), but is an understudied pathogen. MG is a motile flask shaped bacterium which lacks a peptidoglycan cell wall.
I came from Wuhan of Hubei Really not knowing about my genealogy I travelled from Wuhan to Washington Really not knowing about my speed I met many in the US, UK and Europe Really not knowing about my vigour I went…
Loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is a novel technique first developed in the year 2000 by Notomi et al and further improved by Nagamine et al.1,2 The simplicity of the procedure belies the complex chemical and molecular processes that are involved in the reaction. A detailed explanation of the mechanism is beyond the scope of this article, but very briefly, it involves six primers targeting eight different areas of the target sequence, which are amplified by a DNA polymerase under isothermal (usually 60-65oC) conditions.
By Nilakshi Samaranayake MBBS, Dip Med Micro, PhD Senior Lecturer in Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo Toxoplasmosis is caused by an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. It is a typical zoonotic infection with cats and other larger felids as primary hosts and…
Procurement encompasses a range of activities involved in obtaining goods, services, works and consultancy through competitive bidding process.
Late Dr Chandana Harendra Mallawarachchi graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya in 2005 with a Distinction in Parasitology and underwent his Medical Internship at the TH Anuradhapura.
The World Health Organization is encouraging the global community to ‘Go Blue for AMR’ campaign, particularly on 24 November.
The Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists invites its members to join the campaign as an individual or a workplace/ organization or a community.
President Dr. Geethika Patabendige President Elect Dr. Rohini Wadanamby Vice President Dr. Malika Karunaratne Immediate Past President Prof. Nadira Karunaweera Hon. Secretaries Dr. Deepa Perera Dr. Nilushi De Silva Hon. Treasurer Dr. Sumudu Suranadee Editor Prof. Neluka Fernando …
Dr. Claribelle Ivy de Fonseka was a dedicated teacher of Microbiology who spent nearly forty years as a teacher of Medical Microbiology in Universities in Sri Lanka and abroad.