Laboratory Diagnostic Procedures for Influenza. Dr. Rezvan Moniri Associate professor of Microbiology Kashan University of Medical Sciences. Influenza viruses. Spherical, Pleomorphic, 80-120 nm RNA(1\%), protein (73\%), lipid (20\%), Carbohydrate (6\%), Single-stranded RNA, segmented
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Dr. Rezvan Moniri
Associate professor of Microbiology
Kashan University of Medical Sciences
15 subtypes of HA (H1-H15)
Nine subtype of NA (N1-N9)
For human: Four HA(H1-H3,H5) and two NA(N1,N2)
fever, muscle aches, headache, lack of energy,
dry cough, sore throat, and possibly runny nose.
the cough and lack of energy may last for 2 or more weeks.
3-5 days after inoculation, or the culture fluid can be examined for virus after 5-7 days by hemagglutination
1) only influenza A viruses
2) both influenza A and B viruses, but not
distinguish between the two types
3) both influenza A and B and distinguish between
nasal wash, bronchial wash