GIARDIASIS

November 19, 2021 Microbiology 0

Giardiasis is a water-borne protozoal diarrheal-disease that is cause by parasites in the genus Giardia. The disease is a common intestinal infection which is usually […]

DRACUNCULIASIS

November 17, 2021 Microbiology 0

Dracunculiasis is a crippling parasitic disease that is caused by a tissue nematode (roundworm) which is usually found in the subcutaneous tissue of infected humans. […]

OVERVIEW OF VACCINES

November 16, 2021 Microbiology 0

Vaccines are biological substances that contain attenuated microorganisms or microbial preparations and/or antigens to a particular infectious disease agent, and which are used to protect […]

ANTIBODIES

November 9, 2021 Microbiology 0

Antibodies are soluble protein molecules produced by the B cells of the immune system in response to a specific antigen that entered the body of […]

PRESERVATION AND SANITIZATION

November 1, 2021 Microbiology 0

Preservation Preservation is the process of preventing microbial growth in manufactured products such as canned foods, pharmaceuticals and medications. Microorganisms are ubiquitous, and can infiltrate […]

DISINFECTION AND ANTISEPSIS

October 29, 2021 Microbiology 0

Disinfection Disinfection is defined as the killing, elimination or removal and the inhibition of microbial growth on inanimate objects (i.e. on non-living surfaces or objects). […]

BETA-LACTAMASE ENZYME CLASSIFICATION

October 26, 2021 Microbiology 0

Beta-lactamases are enzymes secreted by both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, and which have the ability to hydrolyze (breakdown) beta-lactam antibiotics. Beta-lactamases are responsible for bacterial […]