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Title: Outbreak of hepatitis E virus infection in Darfur, Sudan: effectiveness of real-time reverse transcription-PCR analysis of dried blood spots
Authors: Mérens, Audrey
Guérin, Philippe Jean
Guthmann, Jean-Paul
Nicand, Elisabeth
Affiliation: National Reference Laboratory for Hepatitis E, Hospital Val-de-Grâce, Paris, France; Epicentre, Paris, France
Citation: J. Clin. Microbiol. 2009;47(6):1931-3
Journal: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10144/114152
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.02245-08
PubMed ID: 19339474
Additional Links: http://jcm.asm.org/cgi/content/full/47/6/1931?view=long&pmid=19339474
Abstract: Biological samples collected in refugee camps during an outbreak of hepatitis E were used to compare the accuracy of hepatitis E virus RNA amplification by real-time reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) for sera and dried blood spots (concordance of 90.6%). Biological profiles (RT-PCR and serology) of asymptomatic individuals were also analyzed.
Type: Article
Language: en
MeSH: Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Blood
Child
Child, Preschool
Desiccation
Disease Outbreaks
Hepatitis Antibodies
Hepatitis E
Hepatitis E virus
Humans
Middle Aged
Refugees
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Serum
Specimen Handling
Sudan
Young Adult
ISSN: 1098-660X
Rights: Published by the American Society for Microbiology - Archived on this site with kind permission from the American Society for Microbiology
Appears in topics: Laboratory

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