New year greetings for a successful 2017 to the country and the nation from the Director and the staff of MRI
The Medical Research Institute (MRI) is the premier centre in the country for bio-medical and applied health research. MRI conducts research in diversified areas in the fields of Virology, Bacteriology, Parasitlogy, Rabies, Nutrition, Biochemistry, Histo-Pathology, Hematology, Immunology, Entomology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Mycology, Health Informatics and Animal Studies.
MRI currently provides training to a verity of Diplomas, graduate and post graduate causes as well. The diploma causes are MLT and Entomology . The graduate causes are BSc in Information Technology conducted by the University of Moratuwa. The postgraduate causes are Virology, Bacteriology, Parasitlogy, Chemical Pathology, Histo-Pathology, Haematology, Immunology, , Molecular Biology, Mycology and Transfusion Medicine which are conducted by the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine.
MRI is also a major service provider for all hospitals in Sri Lanka with special and specific diagnostic laboratory tests. It also functions as a National Laboratory for Japanese encephalitis, measles, rubella and influenza and as the regional reference laboratory for poliomyelitis.
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Currently Important News- 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.
Diagnosing facility is currently available at MRI- Sri Lanka
This section was last Updated on 24.02.2017