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The Challenges of Accurate Zika Virus Testing

Zika Virus

Although it is largely forgotten today, just five years before the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Zika virus was making headlines. In early 2016, the World Health Organization declared the Zika epidemic a public health emergency, as evidence mounted that the Zika…
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American Pharmaceutical Review Interviews Microbiologics’ Kali Sorum, RM (NRCM) on USP <60> Compliance

As recent research has shown, microbial contamination of non-sterile products continues to be a problem for the pharmaceutical industry. One of the most common contaminants is Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc), a group of antibiotic- and antimicrobial agent-resistant bacteria that pose…
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2019 Novel Coronavirus: What Microbiologists Need to Know

By Marylou Gibson, Ph.D. Background on 2019 Novel Coronavirus The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to spread within China (as of this posting date). Cases are spreading beyond Hubei province, and thousands of infected people have been reported in more…
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Hurricane Aftermath: 8 Pathogens that Pose Health Risks

Over the past few weeks, the United States has endured back-to-back Category 4 Atlantic hurricanes. Hurricane Harvey hit first in Texas on August 25th, followed just 16 days later by Hurricane Irma making landfall in the Florida Keys on September…
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