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Title: Guidelines on laboratory diagnosis of avian influenza
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
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
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