World Serology Bank: Key to a Better Understanding of Infectious Disease Dynamics?

blood in test tubeAn article published in The Lancet today has highlighted the possibility of establishing a World Serology Bank to better understand the dynamics of infectious disease dynamics, especially in an era where vaccinations against infectious diseases is becoming more and more prevalent. With rapid advance in diagnostic technologies, there has been impressive progress in what used to be tedious and time consuming tests. Now, using multiplex technology, a number of samples can be tested at one go, often for a number of pathogens, therefore, cutting the time requirement exponentially! However, it essentially remains a developed world solution for a problem that largely affects low and middle income countries. Image Credits: MedPage Today

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