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Chlamydia Trachomatis

April is STI Awareness Month. The stigma surrounding sexually transmitted infections often leads to them not being talked about, and therefore, not being proactively dealt with. Early detection is vital to reducing the risk of complications. Solaris Diagnostics can provide detection of potential STI pathogens such as Chlamydia trachomatis with a turnaround time (TAT) of …

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MRSA

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a gram-positive bacteria that is resistant to the penicillin family of antibiotics. Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacteria that causes skin and soft-tissue infections. While previously easily treated with penicillins, overuse of antibiotics has placed selective pressure on many bacteria to develop antibiotic resistance. MRSA was first a problem in …

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Moraxella catarrhalis

Moraxella catarrhalis is a type of bacteria that is part of the normal flora of the human respiratory system. It is Gram-negative bacteria that can cause many diseases in children and adults, such as Acute Otitis Media, Sinusitis, and COPD. In rare cases, it can cause Pneumonia or Bronchitis in adults with weakened immune systems …

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Nurse wearing PPE suit or Medical workers in full protective gear takes sample from woman driver inside the car. Drive-thru test for Coronavirus COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant

A new SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant, lineage B.1.1.529 was first detected in Botswanan on November 11, 2021, and South Africa on November 14, 2021. It is noted that Omicron has over 30 mutations, several of which (eg 69–70del, T95I, G142D/143–145del, K417N, T478K, N501Y, N655Y, N679K, and P681H) overlap with those in the alpha, beta, gamma or …

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Giardia Lamblia

Giardia lamblia is a flagellated unicellular eukaryotic microorganism that is a common cause of diarrhea in humans along with other mammals all over the world. This stool parasite is the main reason for waterborne outbreaks of diarrhea in the United States. It is also on occasion seen as a cause of foodborne diarrhea, according to the …

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