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 […]

LASSA VIRUS

October 17, 2021 Microbiology 0

Lassa fever or Lassa is an acute haemorrhagic viral disease caused by Lassa virus (LASV), an Arenavirus in the viral family Arenaviridae. The natural host […]

VIRAL INFECTIONS

October 13, 2021 Microbiology 0

Pathogenesis is simply defined as the mechanism of disease development in a host. The interaction of pathogenic viruses (inclusive of DNA and RNA containing viruses) […]

RHABDOVIRIDAE FAMILY

October 5, 2021 Microbiology 0

Rhabdoviridae family is comprised of viruses generally known as rhabdoviruses. Rhabdoviruses have a ss(-)RNA genome and they measure between 45-100 nm in diameter. They are […]

PARAMYXOVIRIDAE FAMILY

October 4, 2021 Microbiology 0

Paramyxoviridae family is a large family of viruses that infect both humans and animals. Viruses in this family are generally called paramyxoviruses. The paramyxoviruses include […]

CORONAVIRIDAE FAMILY

October 3, 2021 Microbiology 0

Coronaviridae family is comprised of viruses known as coronaviruses. There are only two genera of viruses in the Coronaviridae family. Coronavirus (which contain Coronaviruses) and […]