Tag archives for Viral Infection

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 […]

Burden of Influenza in Patients visiting Emergency Department for Treatment of Influenza Like Illness at THQ Hospital Shujabad, Pakistan

Ali Siftain, Mamoona Chaudhry, Taiba Zulfiqar, Syed Ali Kaunain and Muhammad Sher Zaman ABSTRACT Background: Viral infection of the respiratory tract is a common illness syndrome in humans. Human respiratory tract is infected by large number of viruses. Self-constraining infections are caused by most of them e.g. normal chilly and intense bronchitis. Seriousness of illness […]