Diagnosis Improvements in Virus Infections of Clinical Importance

  • Christine Kurstak
  • A. Hossain
  • Edouard Kurstak
Part of the Applied Virology Research book series (AVIR, volume 3)


Viral diagnosis, until recently, was basically considered to be rather time consuming, fairly expensive and for the most part, inaccessible to the clinician. Currently, however, the role of viruses in infections tend to be increasingly recognized particularly in the immunocompromised patient, the neonate and in sexually transmitted diseases. Furthermore, the recent advances in chemotherapy of viral diseases particularly for serious herpesvirus infections, has made the necessity of a rapid and as well as an accurate viral diagnosis more demanding.


Respiratory Syncytial Virus Rota Virus Herpes Simplex Virus Type Human Papilloma Virus Infection Nucleic Acid Hybridization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine Kurstak
    • 1
  • A. Hossain
    • 1
  • Edouard Kurstak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of MontrealMontrealCanada

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