ABSTRACT: A new flu caused by a novel influenza A(H1N1) virus has spread over the United States, Mexico and more than 40 other countries. And because of the immediate global concern, WHO has announced that the current level of influenza pandemic alert is raised to phase 5, indicating approaching of an influenza pandemic. As patients suffering from the influenza A (H1N1) have the similar symptoms as patients with seasonal influenza, differential detection and identification of the influenza virus have to depend on specific laboratory tests. We have successfully developed a RT-PCR based method for detection of the influenza A (H1N1) virus, and had applied the method to detection of clinical samples.
Bing du xue bao = Chinese journal of virology / [bian ji, Bing du xue bao bian ji wei yuan hui] 05/2009; 25 Suppl:1-3.