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Universal primers that amplify RNA from all three flavivirus subgroups

Maher-Sturgess, Sheryl L; Forrester, Naomi L; Wayper, Paul; Gould, Ernest A; Hall, Roy A; Barnard, Ross T; Gibbs, Mark


BACKGROUND: Species within the Flavivirus genus pose public health problems around the world. Increasing cases of Dengue and Japanese encephalitis virus in Asia, frequent outbreaks of Yellow fever virus in Africa and South America, and the ongoing spread of West Nile virus throughout the Americas, show the geographical burden of flavivirus diseases. Flavivirus infections are often indistinct from and confused with other febrile illnesses. Here we review the specificity of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008-01-24
Type: Journal article
Source: Virology Journal
DOI: 10.1186/1743-422X-5-16


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