The AIAV-H5 RT-epPCR comprises a series of specific targeted reagents designed for Avian influenza type A virus subtype H5 detection by using RT-epPCR. Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. Influenzavirus A is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family. Strains of all subtypes of influenza A virus have been isolated from wild birds, although disease is uncommon. Some isolates of influenza A virus cause severe disease both in domestic poultry and, rarely, in humans. Occasionally, viruses are transmitted from wild aquatic birds to domestic poultry, and this may cause an outbreak or give rise to human influenza pandemics. Influenza A viruses are negative-sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. The several subtypes are labeled according to an H number (for the type of hemagglutinin) and an N number (for the type of neuraminidase). There are 17 different H antigens (H1 to H17) and nine different N antigens (N1 to N9). Influenza A is generally recognized as Avian influenza, sometimes called avian flu, and colloquially, bird flu. Subtype H5 is detected worldwide in wild birds and poultry, and usually are low pathogenic viruses. Occasionally highly pathogenic viruses or human infections are detected, such as with Asian-origin highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) viruses. Currently circulating among poultry in Asia and the Middle East, is been reported in 16 countries and often resulting in severe pneumonia with approximately 60% mortality worldwide.
Kit Content and Prices
GPS™ primers and probes are sold for research use only
All GPS™ Kits are available in F100 and MONODOSE Format
GPS™ reagents are compatible with all qPCR devices