Pathogen Detection

A microscopic image of monkeypox is shown. In the lower part of the image, you can see an accumulation of four, roundish, grey-black viruses,©BNITM

Mpox virus

BNITM provides molecular pathogen diagnostics for suspected Mpox virus (MPXV) infection.

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Rickettsia diagnostics - Indirect immunofluorescence of the blood. Several red circles on a black background can be seen. Some of the red spheres have a green glowing veil around the outer area.©BNITM

Tick-bite fever and spotted fever

The BNITM provides various molecular biological and serological detection methods for the diagnosis of tick-bite fever and spotted fever.

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A microscopic image of the bornavirus in a sample is shown. On the right-hand side, two rounded bornaviruses are visible in a brown-reddish colour.©BNITM

Bornavirus diagnostics

BNITM provides diagnostic methods for acute encephalitis caused by BoDV-1 and VSBV-1.

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Pathogen detection in tissue: Microscopically visible parasite (components) [left: Head anlagen of the three-limbed dog tapeworm (Echninococcus granulosus); middle: Tongue worm (Armillifer armillatus) cross-section; right: nematode (Halicephalobus) in the brain].©BNITM

Special pathogen detection in tissue

The National Reference Center for Tropical Pathogens provides molecular biological methods for the detection of pathogens in tissues.

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