Infectious Diseases and the Need for Clinical Diagnostic Labs

Infectious diseases are still among the leading causes of death worldwide. In 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that infectious diseases were emerging at an unprecedented rate. Over 40 infectious diseases have been discovered in the past 50 years, including AIDS, SARS, MERS, Ebola, avian influenza, swine flu, Zika, and most recently COVID-19. Some infectious diseases have even reemerged, …

Ebola 2022 Outbreak and the Impact on US Testing Labs

The Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV)-caused Ebola outbreak in the Republic of Uganda was declared on September 20, 2022, following the confirmation of a case in a community in Madudu Sub-County, Mubende District, Uganda, on September 19. A total of 115 confirmed and 21 probable patient cases, including 32 confirmed and 21 probable deaths, have been reported as of October 26, 2022. …