Tag: PCR

1. In this case study involving one generally well infant with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), various parts of the isolation room were found to be contaminated with PCR-detectable SARS-CoV-2 on day 2 of admission. 2. Despite close physical contact with the infant during feeding, all three items of personal protective...
1. According to an investigation by a rapid response team, the Wuhan outbreak was most likely caused by a novel betacoronavirus. 2. This study reinforces the utility of next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics, especially in the identification of poorly-characterized pathogens. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Coronaviruses, RNA-containing particles enveloped with protruding...
Image: CDC/ Hsi Liu, Ph.D., MBA, James Gathany 1. Through use of quantitative PCR (qPCR) to evaluate viral infection in a cohort of pediatric patients with and without respiratory symptoms, researchers found that symptomatic patients were more likely to be infected with human bocavirus, parainfluenza, and metapneumovirus than asymptomatic patients....