Author: NextGenLabs

Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 (formerly known as 2019-nCoV) is the name for the respiratory syndrome caused by infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). NextGen Laboratories has the highest standards of infection control precautions and continues to take additional steps to help protect...

A new study recently released in Gut (a BMJ publication) and covered in Medscape examined the relationship of frequency of antibiotic use to onset of colorectal cancer. Evaluation of 1195 cases showed that: Women aged 20-39 who used antibiotics for 2 months or longer were 36%...

The CDC has outlined several Emergency Preparedness recommendations and background on dealing with this intense influenza season. In the United States (U.S.), influenza activity has increased significantly over recent weeks with influenza A(H3N2) viruses predominating so far this season. In the past, A(H3N2) virus-predominant influenza seasons...

NEXTGEN LABORATORIES WEEKLY INFLUENZA UPDATE A Special Health Advisory from the CDC regarding this year’s dominant strain (H3N2) and guidance to clinicians on the selection of antiviral medications. Jan 23, 2017 -As was the case last week in NextGen’s flu report and, the latest data in from...

In a press briefing last week from the White House Opioid Commission, it was requested that the President immediately declare a national public health emergency due to the severity of its findings. Such a declaration is normally issued or associated with some catastrophic natural disaster....

NextGen Laboratories Weekly Influenza Update Synopsis:During week 7 (February 11-17, 2018), influenza activity remained elevated in the United States. Viral Surveillance: The most frequently identified influenza virus subtype reported by public health laboratories during week 7 was influenza A(H3). The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for...