Tag: influenza virus

Biomarker, Innovation

Cepheid obtains CE mark for Covid-19/Flu/RSV diagnostic test

October 15, 2021


Cepheid has obtained CE mark for its molecular diagnostic test to qualitatively identify SARS-CoV-2, influenza virus and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) from one patient sample. The Xpert Xpress CoV-2/Flu/RSV plus offers a third gene target for detecting SARS-CoV-2 to boost […]

Innovation, Research

Asthma may influence the evolution of influenza virus, study shows

February 16, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A subtype of asthma in adults may cause higher susceptibility to influenza and could result in dangerous flu mutations. University of Queensland-led animal studies have found that paucigranulocytic asthma (PGA) – a non-allergic form of the condition – allows the […]


This Year’s Flu Virus Could Be Worse Than Usual — And the Vaccine May Not Help

December 18, 2017

Via: Time Health

You have to hand it to the influenza virus. For something that’s invisible to the human eye, it certainly has a way of grabbing our attention and anxiety–not just once in a blue moon but every year, winter after winter. […]