Pandemic H1N1 and seasonal H3N2 influenza infection in the human population show different distributions of viral loads, which substantially affect the performance of rapid influenza tests.

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A wide range of sensitivity has been reported for rapid influenza antigen tests (RIAT). In this study, we analyzed the viral loads of 778 pandemic H1N1- and 227 seasonal H3N2-virus positive clinical specimens collected during the same period and found that viral loads in pandemic H1N1 viruses was characterized by lower copy numbers than seasonal H3N2… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.virusres.2010.09.015

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