World Melioidosis Congress conference report

Highlights of the 7th World Melioidosis Congress, held in Bangkok between 18th and 20th September, 2013.

Ring cycle expounded

The challenge of the newest human malaria parasite. Recognition of ring forms and other stages will help differentiate from other Plasmodia.

Ross River Virus Infection

5 fact summary of key points about infections caused by the mosquito-borne Ross River virus in Australia and neighbouring countries

Bread Winners in search of germs overseas

While on the Asian bread trail, the Lab Without Walls team took the lab in a box (air portable suitcase version) on a training excursion to Ipoh, Malaysia. They used PCR methods to confirm Burkholderia app, identified bacteria from blood cultures and detected dengue virus types 1 and 2.

Mosquito news

No, the Micrognome hasn’t got his etymology confused with his entomology. Here is a treasure chest of names for pesky little flying things that annoy, bite and infect you with a variety of nasties.