A pancoronavirus RT-PCR assay for detection of all known coronaviruses.

  title={A pancoronavirus RT-PCR assay for detection of all known coronaviruses.},
  author={Leen Vijgen and Elien Mo{\"e}s and Els Keyaerts and Sandra Li and Marc Van Ranst},
  journal={Methods in molecular biology},
The recent discoveries of novel human coronaviruses, including the coronavirus causing SARS, and the previously unrecognized human coronaviruses HCoV-NL63 and HCoV-HKU1, indicate that the family Coronaviridae harbors more members than was previously assumed. All human coronaviruses characterized at present are associated with respiratory illnesses, ranging from mild common colds to more severe lower respiratory tract infections. Since the etiology of a relatively large percentage of respiratory… CONTINUE READING
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