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J Infect Dis. 2006 Nov 15;194(10):1398-402. Epub 2006 Oct 6.

MassTag polymerase-chain-reaction detection of respiratory pathogens, including a new rhinovirus genotype, that caused influenza-like illness in New York State during 2004-2005.

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Clinical Virology Program, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY, USA.

Abstract

In New York State during winter 2004, there was a high incidence of influenza-like illness that tested negative both for influenza virus, by molecular methods, and for other respiratory viruses, by virus culture. Concern that a novel pathogen might be implicated led us to implement a new multiplex diagnostic tool. MassTag polymerase chain reaction resolved 26 of 79 previously negative samples, revealing the presence of rhinoviruses in a large proportion of samples, half of which belonged to a previously uncharacterized genetic clade. In some instances, knowledge of the detected viral and/or bacterial (co)infection could have altered clinical management.

PMID:
17054069
PMCID:
PMC7110122
DOI:
10.1086/508551
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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