The AIAV-H7 dtec-RT-qPCR comprises a series of species-specific targeted reagents designed for detection of Avian influenza virus type A subtype H7 by using qPCR. 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). The newest H antigen type, identified as H17 by researchers, was isolated from fruit bats in 2012. Each virus subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with differing pathogenic profiles; some are pathogenic to one species but not others, some are pathogenic to multiple species. Influenza A is generally recognized as Avian influenza, sometimes called avian flu, and colloquially, bird flu. Avian influenza virus type A subtype H7 infection in humans is uncommon, but has been documented in persons who have direct contact with infected birds. Illness in humans may include conjunctivitis and/or upper respiratory tract symptoms. Depending on H7 strain, illness could be mild to moderate or severe to fatal.
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