Jaisi Sinha

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This paper describes the molecular detection of influenza A, influenza B, respiratory syncytial virus and human metapneumovirus using real-time nucleic acid sequence based amplification (NASBA) from respiratory samples collected on simple dry cotton swabs, non-invasively and in the absence of transport medium. Viral RNA was detectable on dry cotton and(More)
[1] reported an observational study of patients admitted to critical care during periods of high infl uenza activity. A diagnosis of respiratory infection and being febrile (>38°C) were predictive of infl uenza among 126 con-fi rmed subjects and had a higher predictive value for pandemic 2009 infl uenza A H1N1 (pH1N1) than seasonal infl uenza. A previous(More)
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