TITLE

Laboratory diagnosis of human infection with avian influenza

AUTHOR(S)
Majury, Anna; Ash, Judy; Toye, Baldwin; Evans, Gerald; Mazzulli, Tony; Winter, Anne-Luise; Gamble, Greg
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/21/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 11, p1371
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the laboratory diagnosis of human infection with avian influenza. Standard and appropriate precautions should always be taken when collecting specimens from patients. Specimens should be shipped immediately to the testing laboratory. Rapid antigen testing is not recommended for the detection of avian influenza A. INSET: Box 1: Definitions of influenza-like illness and severe ....
ACCESSION #
23069226

 

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