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Avian Influenza Surveillance with FTA Cards: Field Methods, Biosafety, and Transportation Issues Solved

DOI :

10.3791/2832-v

12:09 min

August 2nd, 2011

August 2nd, 2011

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1Resource Ecology Group, Wageningen University, 2Section for Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology, School of Natural Sciences, Linnaeus University, 3Centre for Wildlife Ecology, Simon Fraser University

A method to preserve, detect and sequence RNA from Avian Influenza Viruses was validated and extended using natural faecal samples from birds. This technique removes the necessity of maintaining a cool chain and handling of infectious viruses and can be applied in a 96-well high-throughput setup.

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