• Detection of influenza B viruses with reduced sensitivity to neuraminidase inhibitor in Morocco during 2014/15 season 

      Barakat, A.; Bakri, Y.; Benkaroum, S.; Regragui, Z.; Bimouhen, A.; Ihazmad, H.; Elfalki, F. (‏2016)‏
      We monitored phenotypic and genotypic susceptibility of influenza viruses circulating in Morocco during 2014-2015 to oseltamivir and zanamivir. Throat and nasal swab specimens were collected from outpatients [‏with influenza-like illness]‏ and inpatients [‏with severe acute respiratory illness]‏ and tested for influenza viruses using real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. Positive samples were inoculated in MDCK cells and virus phenotypic susceptibility to neuraminidase inhibitors [‏NAIs]‏ was assessed using fluorescent NA inhibition. ...