Multiplex PCR tests sentinel the appearance of pandemic influenza viruses including H1N1 swine influenza.

@article{Mahony2009MultiplexPT,
  title={Multiplex PCR tests sentinel the appearance of pandemic influenza viruses including H1N1 swine influenza.},
  author={James B. Mahony and Todd F Hatchette and Davor Ojki{\'c} and Steven J Drews and Jonathan Gubbay and Donald Edward Low and Martin Petric and Patrick Tang and Sylvia Chong and Kathy E Luinstra and Astrid K Petrich and Marek Smieja},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2009},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={200-2}
}
BACKGROUND Since the turn of the century seven new respiratory viruses have infected man and two of these have resulted in worldwide epidemics. Both SARS Coronavirus which quickly spread to 29 countries in February 2003 and H1N1 swine influenza that recently spread from Mexico to 30 countries in three weeks represent major pandemic threats for mankind. Diagnostic assays are required to detect novel influenza strains with pandemic potential. OBJECTIVE In this report we evaluate the ability of… CONTINUE READING

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