Laboratory diagnosis of human infection with avian influenza

Majury, Anna; Ash, Judy; Toye, Baldwin; Evans, Gerald; Mazzulli, Tony; Winter, Anne-Luise; Gamble, Greg
November 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/21/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 11, p1371
Academic Journal
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 ....


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