Influenza Virus

Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is an acute viral infection that is highly transmissible, leading to outbreaks of varying severity during the winter in temperate regions. Laboratory testing methods include rapid point of care testing, direct fluorescent antibody stain (DFA), PCR, and culture. Choice of testing depends upon several factors, including whether the patient is hospitalized or immunocompromised.

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Content Review: 
July 2017

Last Update: March 2018