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Current Screening Strategy Poses Risk of Spreading of Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Sajjad Ullah, Sohail Ahmad, Qaisar Ali, Arshad Jamal, Muhammad Zubair Yousaf and Ahmed Bilal Waqar Abstract Background: Hepatitis C virus is one of the significant causes of morbidity and mortality in the World. Surprisingly, despite national screening campaigns, new cases of HCV are still on the rise. Methods and Results: A total of 5914 healthy blood […]

Laboratory Detection of Novel Corona Virus 2019 using Polymerase Chain Reaction

Since mid-December 2019, several cases of a pneumonia like disease (with symptoms including fever, difficulty in breathing, cough and invasive lesions on both lungs) of unknown cause have emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Chinese authorities made a preliminary determination that the causative agent is a novel coronavirus(2019-nCoV). 1 Coronaviruses are enveloped RNA […]