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Why COVID-19 and Influenza Diagnosis Important in Flu Season?

According to CDC, the US is in a flu epidemic now. Facing a “triple epidemic” of COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) simultaneously. CDC estimates there have been at least 1 600 000 illnesses, 13 000 hospital admissions, and 730 deaths from flu. The medical and health system is facing huge pressure due to the superposition of the “triple epidemic” situation. For COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) share similar symptoms, such as fever, fatigue, and cough, which makes it difficult to identify what pathogen causing the illness. The co-testing approach helps increase testing capacity during the busy flu season and speeds up the time to a diagnosis.


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Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm#ILINet


Daan Gene COVID and Flu Test Kit Advantages

Daan Gene cov-2 flu a+b test kit is based on a one-step RT-PCR technique, which can realize the auxiliary differential diagnosis of three kinds of virus infection. Detailed performance studies confirm the high specificity, sensitivity and repeatability of this kit, which can assist in the diagnosis of Influenza A virus, Influenza B virus and 2019-nCoV infection. By eliminating multiple tests or doctor visits, the patient can get an accurate treatment plan as soon as possible. The co-testing approach helps accelerate the testing capacity and efficiency during the busy flu season.


Influenza A/B and 2019-nCoV Test Kit Features 


>> Learn More about Daan Gene COVID and Flu Kit


Reference:

1. https://www.bmj.com/content/379/bmj.o2681

2. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm#ILINet


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