|Title:||Guidelines on laboratory diagnosis of avian influenza|
|Authors:||World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia|
|Publisher:||WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia|
|Place of publication:||New Delhi|
|Abstract:||Accurate diagnosis becomes an essential first step for case management and also to apply other public health measures aimed at preventing and controlling a communicable disease such as avian influenza. When dealing with a condition that exhibits a pandemic potential, extra stringent care is needed in handling patients and materials used in making the laboratory diagnosis. This publication outlines in a concise manner the type of laboratory to use for making the diagnosis; specimen of choice; collecting and handling of specimens and clinico-epidemiological data for use by the laboratory and their safe transportation, appropriate laboratory tests and its interpretation.|
|Gov't Doc #:||SEA-CD-171|
|Appears in Collections:||SEARO Publications|
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