RNA virus

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New Zika test approved for CDC use

Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya; 3 viruses alike in their symptoms and their transmission by Aedes mosquitoes. Former PCR-based Zika tests were unable to rule out infections with Dengue or Chikungunya. A trioplex real-time RT-PCR assay has now been developed for the [...]

A new PCR primer database for RNA virus detection

A new database has been created which outlines primers for use in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect RNA viruses. Details of this exciting new database, MRPrimerV, were published in Nucleic Acids Research.   "Abstract: Many infectious diseases are caused by viral [...]

Using qPCR to learn more about chikungunya

Researchers at the University Malaya Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR; also known as real time PCR, RT PCR or qRT-PCR) to understand more about how the chikungunya virus replicates. This could lead [...]

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