An algorithm for the characterization of influenza A viruses from various host species and environments

Laura A. Pulscher, Richard J. Webby, Gregory C. Gray

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Abstract

Due to the extensive host range of influenza A viruses, it is difficult to determine the best diagnostic algorithm to efficiently screen samples from a variety of host species for influenza A viruses. While there are some influenza diagnostic algorithms that are specific to host species, to our knowledge, no single algorithm exists for the characterization of influenza A viruses across multiple host species. In this paper, we propose an algorithm that can serve as a guide for screening human, animal, and environmental samples for influenza A viruses of high human and animal health importance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere13258
JournalInfluenza and other respiratory viruses
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2024

Keywords

  • influenza a virus
  • laboratory diagnosis
  • molecular diagnostic testing
  • Orthomyxoviridae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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