Infectious disease

COVID-19, Flu and RSV – What makes them different?

By nonacus-developer / September 28, 2022 / Comments Off on COVID-19, Flu and RSV – What makes them different?

SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 Despite causing similar symptoms, there are key differences between COVID-19, flu and RSV such as the size and structure of the viral genomes as well as the virion proteins. These differences allow us to design tests to distinguish between these viral infections and develop treatments and vaccines specific to each. Respiratory infections…

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Detecting multiple respiratory viruses with a single qRT-PCR assay

By nonacus-developer / March 16, 2022 / Comments Off on Detecting multiple respiratory viruses with a single qRT-PCR assay

MARCH 11, 2022 Why a negative COVID test result doesn’t always give the full picture of viral infection. As some of the symptoms of COVID-19 overlap with influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a negative COVID test result doesn’t always give the full picture of infection. Testing for multiple respiratory viruses in one simple qRT-PCR…

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Tracking the evolution of SARS CoV-2 using Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)

By nonacus-developer / November 3, 2021 / Comments Off on Tracking the evolution of SARS CoV-2 using Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)

November 3, 2021 Tracking SARS-CoV-2 using Whole Genome Sequencing Why monitoring the evolution of the virus is crucial to public health Viral genome sequencing: the background story Rapid whole viral genome sequencing, decoding a pathogen’s entire genome, is essential to public health organisations and epidemiologists for tracking and surveillance of disease outbreaks. Genomic epidemiologists around…

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