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Currently Important News

  • A circular was issued by the Ministry of Health on “Instructions   for      submission of specimens for laboratory testing -MRI”

  1. English Circular
  2. සිංහල චක්‍රලේඛය
  3. ஆங்கில சுற்றறிக்கை
  • There were three new  publications by Dr Rajiva de Silva  (and Dr    Dhanushka Kumari Dassanayake)   Consultant  Immunologist at MRI

  • 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 mail 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.
Other External links:
More details from  http://www.cdc.gov/zika/
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

Other News:

  • In-service training Workshop on data analyzing softwears on 04th  November 2011
  • Quality Assurance of laboratory test results at the Medical Research Institute “We maintain quality & others to follow”»» ( English version \ Sinhala version  )
  • Medical Research Institute, Colombo unique partner in making a Healthy Sri Lanka, completes 111 years of service to the nation»» ( English version \ Sinhala version  )
  • 2600 Shri Sambuddathwa Jayanthiya Celebration>> more

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