[Properties of influenza A and B, isolated from chick embryos and in MDCK cell culture].


MDCK culture was used along with the traditional chicken embryonated eggs (CEE) for improving the efficiency of isolation of epidemic influenza A and B viruses from clinical material. The number of influenza viruses isolated in both systems in epidemic seasons of 1997-1998 and 1998-1999 was as follows: 1 in MDCK and 21 in CEE for influenza A(H1N1), 56 and 7… (More)


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