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June 2021

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In our June 2021 edition of Pathology Focus we share with you an article written by one of our expert clinical microbiologists, Dr Sudha Pottumarthy-Boddu, on COVID's disruption of seasonal virus patterns and the renewed importance of Respiratory Pathogen PCR testing. Also included, is a topical article by one of our infectious disease pathologists, Dr Linda Dreyer, on the concerning return of syphilis and congenital syphilis cases. Our National Director of Haematology, Associate Professor Chris Barnes, shares clinical content on menorrhagia's role in female iron deficiency and Dr Wessel Jenner concludes this issue with the reasons why the end of winter is the ideal time to test vitamin D levels in patients at risk of deficiency.