Gastrointestinal infections can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Most common symptoms are abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting, potentially leading to dehydration; they are generally self-limiting and disappear within a few days. However, globally the picture is far worse with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data indicating that diarrheal diseases are responsible for 1 in 9 child deaths worldwide.
Rotavirus is the most common cause of acute diarrhea. Vaccination has improved the outcome where available, but in stark contrast in sub-Saharan countries, acute diarrhea is still a leading cause of infant mortality. Another pathogen requiring vigilance is Clostridium difficile. Its increasing drug resistance needs further research as well as efforts to find novel therapies.
To aid with research into improved therapies and diagnostics, Bio-Rad supplies monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies suitable for recognizing all major gastrointestinal disease range pathogens, such as:
|Rotavirus ▸||Astrovirus ▸||Adenovirus ▸||Cryptosporidium ▸|
|Giardia lamblia ▸||Campylobacter ▸||Escherichia coli ▸||Salmonella ▸|