Research Resources: Bacteriology & Parasitology

The Division has a significant service commitment to the Center. These service functions can be divided into two major areas: 1) Diagnostic Parasitology Core, and 2) Vector-borne Diseases Core.

1) Diagnostic Parasitology

This Core provides diagnostic support to investigators and clinical veterinarians whenever monkeys are suspected of harboring parasites. All animals entering quarantine from outside sources are examined for blood and intestinal parasites at monthly intervals before they are allowed to enter the colony. Additionally, mice in the rodent colony are periodically checked for mites and pinworms prospectively. The Core also collaborates with researchers outside the TNPRC when projects involving nonhuman primates require diagnostic services.

2) Vector-Borne Diseases Core

This Core maintains arthropods that are important to reproduce the natural mode of transmission of vector-borne diseases that are studied at the TNPRC, e.g. Lyme disease.

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