Betty E. Owor

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BACKGROUND Direct immuno-fluorescence test (IFAT) and multiplex real-time RT-PCR have been central to RSV diagnosis in Kilifi, Kenya. Recently, these two methods showed discrepancies with an increasing number of PCR undetectable RSV-B viruses. OBJECTIVES Establish if mismatches in the primer and probe binding sites could have reduced real-time RT-PCR(More)
BACKGROUND Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is an important global cause of severe acute respiratory infections in young children and the elderly. The epidemiology of HMPV in sub-Saharan Africa is poorly described and factors that allow its recurrent epidemics in communities not understood. METHODS We undertook paediatric inpatient surveillance for HMPV in(More)
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