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  • New   publication Of MRI Researchers

CMJ  Vol 62, Issue 1, March 2017 ( Ingestion of dug well water from an area with high prevalence of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) and development of kidney and liver lesions in rats

Authors: M G Thammitiyagodage , M M Gunatillaka, N Ekanayaka, C Rathnayake, N U Horadagoda, R Jayathissa, U K Gunaratne, W G Kumara, P Abeynayake

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  • Circulation of an unauthorized email among the public

It came to the notice that there is an unauthorized mail circulating among the public regarding a needle prick at a cinema hall by a so-called Director Medical & Research Institute. We thoroughly state that MRI is not responsible for such mails and if MRI has anything to inform the public the notice will  be displayed at  this website.

 

Zika Virus

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

In response, CDC has issued travel notices for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

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More details from  http://www.cdc.gov/zika/

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Zika virus selectively infects and kills glioblastoma cells in mice

09/05/2017 06:00 PM EDT

 

Researchers describe the impact of ZIKV on glioblastoma cells in human tissue samples and mice

Diagnosing facility is currently available at MRI- Sri Lanka

Zika virus Real-time PCR Test  Brief guideline (Qualitative assay ) for send-out samples

Special Request for  sending samples in case of suspected Zika virus infection

 

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