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Real-time RT-PCR Assay for Rapid, Highly Sensitive and Specific Detection of Human Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

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Human Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a non-polio enterovirus that can cause mild to severe respiratory illness, especially in infants and children with asthma. Since its identification, every year EV-D68 has been detected sporadically throughout the world. The US experienced a nationwide outbreak of EV-D68 associated with a particularly severe respiratory illness from mid-August to early November 2014, with 1,153 confirmed cases in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Although various established detection methods are available for EV-D68, enteroviruses evolve rapidly.

Original Article: Real-time RT-PCR Assay for Rapid, Highly Sensitive and Specific Detection of Human Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

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