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Influenza Testing and Precautions: Early Detection and Preventive Measures

RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) is a highly accurate diagnostic method used to detect the presence of influenza viruses in respiratory samples. It can not only detect the presence of influenza but also identify specific types and subtypes such as H1N1 and H3N2.

Common symptoms of influenza include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, and nasal congestion. To prevent the spread of influenza, it is important to practice good hand hygiene, cover the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and avoid close contact with infected individuals.

Prompt diagnosis through RT-PCR testing allows for timely treatment and the implementation of appropriate infection control measures. This helps in reducing the risk of transmission and complications associated with influenza.

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