Eastern Cape respiratory surveillance data

Below we present the PathCare susceptibility data for common community-acquired respiratory tract organisms isolated from lower respiratory tract samples of patients in the Eastern Cape during 2018. As this data reflects the susceptibility of all isolates, including...

Influenza Update 2019

South Africa carries a heavy influenza burden with more than 12000 deaths each year due to influenza associated severe acute respiratory illness. The most effective strategy to prevent influenza is vaccination.VaccinationAdminister the vaccine each year because the...

Hepatitis B and Pregnancy

Acute Viral Hepatitis is the most common cause of jaundice in pregnancy.  HBV infection during pregnancy is usually mild, not associated with increased mortality or teratogenicity, and should not prompt consideration of termination.  Acute HBV infection may lead to...

BioFire Meningitis/Encephalitis PCR test

PathCare offers a Meningitis/Encephalitis Multiplexed PCR test with an expanded organism profile and reduced turn-around time, detecting 14 potential central nervous system (CNS) pathogens.  The ME Panel is able to detect and identify multiple bacterial, viral, and...

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