Covid: Leftover swabs to be tested for other viruses in the UK


A UK project plans large-scale genetic surveillance of risky respiratory viruses, such as flu and RSV. …

To begin with, the tests will look for eight or nine viral causes of respiratory tract infections – adenovirus, human metapneumovirus (hMPV), influenza A, parainfluenza, RSV, rhinovirus and several common cold coronaviruses (HCoV-229E. HCoV -NL63, HCoV-OC43).


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