Skip to comments.False-Negative Results of Plasma of Patients with Severe Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (Ebola)
Posted on 08/03/2014 10:42:08 PM PDT by mojito
Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF) are acute infections with high case fatality rates, associated with the risk of nosocomial transmission (3). A rapid confirmation of the clinical diagnosis is therefore required by methods such as antigen capture enzyme immunoassay and serologic detection of immunoglobulin M. With the development of PCR technology, it has become possible to rapidly test for viruses that cause VHF (4, 5, 10). We have recently confirmed a case of acute yellow fever with fulminating hepatic failure by reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) (2). In spite of the very high viral RNA concentration in the plasma sample, it initially tested negative. A confirmation by PCR would have been missed if we had not tested a duplicate sample...
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You don’t like daylight?
It’s called stalking, don’t carry a disagreement from one thread throughout FR and installing it on fresh threads, if you have a point you want to make on a thread, then return to that original thread and make it.
I would guess that there may be several kinds.
Maybe some other FReepers can answer.
good tag line
People who are contagious with Ebola can slip into the US without anyone knowing the are contagious. There has to be a reliable method of detecting them so they can be quarantined before they infect others.
Quarantined??? Don’t be silly. There’s a FReeper on this very thread who advocates sending a private jet out to bring Ebola patients here.
Or you can just call it testing inaccuracies...which add to the mess we are already in now.
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