Infectious Disease

Anthrax Bacteria Testing for Bacillus anthracis

Anthrax Bacteria is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria known as Bacillus anthracis. It causes a serious infectious disease in humans that come in contact with infected animals or contaminated animal products. To prevent the spread, Infectious Disease Laboratories...

What is a HSV Virus?

HSV, or the Herpes Simplex Virus, is a viral infection causing cold sores or blisters usually on the mouth or genitals.  Infections are categorized by the area of the body infected. HSV-1, also known as oral herpes causes blisters on the face usually around the...

CDC Seasonal Influenza Death Estimate Increases

According to a new study based on data obtained from forty-seven countries performed by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other global health agencies, estimates of flu-related deaths worldwide are higher than previously thought. The study suggests that...

Influenza Viron

CDC Biosafety Levels: BSL-1, BSL-2, BSL-3, BSL-4

CDC Biosafety Levels are prevention mechanisms aimed at reducing the risk of exposure to potentially harmful microbes as well as reducing contamination of the surrounding environment. The US Center for Disease Control has set the CDC biosafety levels to contain...

Anti-Viral Testing and Research: What is it?

Need anti-viral testing and research? Contract Laboratory receives many requests for anti-viral testing. Today, we received a request from a University Medical researcher needing a laboratory for conducting In-Vitro testing of a polyherbal formulation against H1N1...

Monoclonal Antibodies | Disease Treatment

In a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health, scientists successfully cured 100% of guinea pigs and rhesus monkeys infected with the Marburg and Ravn virus using monoclonal antibodies. Both viruses are relatives of the Ebola virus, and both are...

Monoclonal Antibodies


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