365 Days of Microscopy

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci

Jan 7th – Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci are specific types of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria that are resistant to vancomycin, the drug often used to treat infections caused by enterococci. Enteroccocci are bacteria that are normally present in the human intestines and in the female genital tract and are often found in the environment.  Most vancomycin-resistant Enterococci infections occur …

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365 Days of microscopy …

Definition of microscopy: : the use of or investigation with a microscope . https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microscopy?src=search-dict-box Journey to education Jason, A Medical Laboratory Scientist, discovered a surprising trend when he was finishing his last year of his bachelors degree. When asked about his degree, an alarming number of people stared blankly back at him when he explained what he was …

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Jan 5th – Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by a type of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections. Most MRSA infections occur in people who’ve been in hospitals or other health care settings, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers. When it occurs …

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Penicillium marneffei- a blog by Jason Carr

Penicillium marneffei

Jan 4th – Penicillium species are usually regarded as unimportant in terms of causing human disease. Penicillium marneffei, discovered in 1956, is an exception. This is the only known thermally dimorphic species of Penicillium, and it can cause a lethal systemic infection(penicilliosis) with fever and anaemia similar to disseminated cryptococcosis. #365DaysOfMicroscopy

Histoplasma - a blog by Jason Carr


Jan 3rd – Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus called Histoplasma. The fungus lives in the environment, particularly in soil that contains large amounts of bird or bat droppings. In the United States, Histoplasma mainly lives in the central and eastern states, especially areas around the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys. People can …

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