Assays to Detect West Nile Virus in Dead Birds
Published Date:Nov 2005
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 11(11):1770-1773.
Reagent Kits, Diagnostic
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Sensitivity And Specificity
West Nile Fever
West Nile Virus
Funding:U50/CCU 223671/CC/ODCDC CDC HHS/United States
U90.CCU 216988/CC/ODCDC CDC HHS/United States
Description:Using oral swab samples to detect West Nile virus in dead birds, we compared the Rapid Analyte Measurement Platform (RAMP) assay with VecTest and real-time reverse-transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. The sensitivities of RAMP and VecTest for testing corvid species were 91.0% and 82.1%, respectively.
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