H7N9

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PCR picks up a penguin virus

The avian influenza virus (AIV) usually only infects birds, but some variants, such as A(H5N1) and A(H7N9), have caused serious infections in humans. While there's a lot of information about the virus in some areas, little is known about places [...]

Using PCR to detect oseltamivir resistance in avian flu

Tracking the development of drug resistance in flu outbreaks is vital to determine treatment and make public health decisions, and a team of researchers in China is using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to spot mutant strains. Dynamic range [...]

PCR pinpoints probable person-to-person transmission of bird flu

Doctors have seen what they believe is the first case of person-to-person transmission of a new strain of bird flu in Eastern China, with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) providing the evidence. The report, which provides the strongest evidence of [...]

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