Influenza A and B viruses routinely spread in people are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics. The emergence of a new influenza virus causing illness in people can result in a pandemic influenza. Influenza A viruses are divided into subtypes based on two proteins on the surface of the virus: hemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidase (N) and are constantly changing through a process called „antigenic drift“.
Influenza B viruses naturally infect humans and seals. In comparison to influenza A viruses, influenza B viruses generally change more slowly.
Influenza viruses are constantly changing through a process called „antigenic drift“. Influenza B viruses are only known to infect humans and seals.
AmpliSens® Influenza virus A/B-FRT PCR kits are tests for qualitative detection and differentiation of Influenza virus A and Influenza virus В RNA in the clinical material (nasal, throat swabs; sputum or aspirate of nasopharynx or trachea).