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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 1992 Jan;15(1):35-7.

Rapid detection of influenza-B virus in respiratory secretions by immunofluorescence during an epidemic.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky 40292.

Abstract

A commercially available indirect immunofluorescent assay for detection of respiratory viruses in nasal secretions was compared with cell culture during an influenza-B epidemic. This assay had poor sensitivity in the detection of influenza-B virus when used directly patients specimens.

PMID:
1730184
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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