GIARDIASIS

May 3, 2022 Microbiology 0
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Spread the loveGiardiasis is a water-borne protozoal diarrheal-disease that is cause by parasites in the genus Giardia. The disease is a common intestinal infection which […]

THE TRIANGLE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY

April 9, 2022 Microbiology 0
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Spread the loveThe characteristics of a disease are largely dependent on the relationship between the environment, the disease causing microorganism (pathogen) and a susceptible host. […]

TYPES OF EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES

April 8, 2022 Microbiology 0
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Spread the loveAn epidemiological study usually involves two important steps that must be put into consideration prior to the investigation of disease/infection outbreak. The first […]

BIOTERRORISM

April 5, 2022 Microbiology 0
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Spread the loveBioterrorism is simply defined as the unauthorized, threatened, and deliberate use of microbes (including bacteria, fungi or viruses) and their products (e.g. spores […]

ZOONOTIC INFECTIONS

April 4, 2022 Microbiology 0
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Spread the loveThe phrase ‘Zoonosis’ is a Greek word that comes from zoon (which means animal) and osis (which means ill). Zoonoses (plural: zoonosis) therefore, […]

TYPES OF ANTIBODIES

April 1, 2022 Microbiology 0
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Spread the loveImmunoglobulins do not actually kill or eliminate pathogenic microorganisms or antigens from the body. The role of antibodies during an infection is to […]

ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY REACTION

March 30, 2022 Microbiology 0
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Spread the loveAntigen-antibody reaction is an immunological reaction in which a particular antibody molecule reacts with a specific antigen to form an antigen-antibody complex which […]