Arthropod Borne Diseases

Arthropod-borne diseases are a group of diseases which are transmitted from reservoir to human beings by arthropods as vectors, such as mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, lice, and flies. The pathogens that can be transmitted in this way include bacteria, viruses, parasitic worms, and protozoa. The common diseases include Malaria, Dengue fever, Chagas disease, Chikungunya fever, Filariasis, Leishmania and Leptospirosis. The arthropod-borne diseases can result in a wide range of effects, from mild symptoms to death. These diseases occur worldwide, although they are more common in tropical and subtropical areas.

The most effective prevention method is to avoid being bitten by the arthropod vector; and controlling the vectors is the most effective way to prevent the epidemic transmission, especially when cases of the arthropod borne disease is reported. So the earlier diagnosis of the diseases is not only important to the treatment of the patient, but all important to preventing the widespread of the diseases.

Blood Screening and Diagnosis

Arthropod-borne disease are often diagnosed based on specific clinical signs and symptoms. For example, a malaria patient feels unbearably cold this hour and hot in another. But even so, laboratory serology tests are usually used to detect whether there is any specific antigen or antibodies, so as to help the diagnosis process. This methods include rapid blood screening test, dot filtration test and ELISA (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). And usually, when clinical signs and serum laboratory test both suggest a certain disease, more specific techniques can be used to be more certain, Western Blot Assay.

Atlas Link Technology Co., Ltd is supplying the following rapid blood test kits which can be used in the filed as a aid in the screening and diagnosis of the arthropod borne diseases. (for details of each product, please refer to the web-page for each specific item): Arthropod Borne Disease Rapid Test Kit

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