Nationwide surveillance of 18 respiratory viruses in patients with influenza-like illnesses: a pilot feasibility study in the French Sentinel Network.

@article{Falchi2011NationwideSO,
  title={Nationwide surveillance of 18 respiratory viruses in patients with influenza-like illnesses: a pilot feasibility study in the French Sentinel Network.},
  author={Alessandra Falchi and Cl{\'e}ment Turbelin and Laurent Andr{\'e}oletti and Christophe Arena and Thierry Blanchon and Isabelle Bonmarin and Thomas Hanslik and Marianne Leruez-Ville and Xavier de Lamballerie and Fabrice Carrat},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2011},
  volume={83 8},
  pages={1451-7}
}
The aim of the present study was to test the feasibility of integrating the diagnosis of 18 respiratory viruses into clinical surveillance of influenza-like illness using a PCR-DNA microarray detection assay. The study took place in the French Sentinel Network, a nationwide surveillance network of General Practitioners (GPs) representative of French GPs in terms age, location, and type of practice (urban/rural). Three virological laboratories also participated in the study. The study was… CONTINUE READING

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