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EIAgen Parainfluenza 1-2-3 IgG Screening

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Parainfluenza

brief description

Parainfluenza viruses belong to the Paramyxoviridae family and usually cause mild coldlike symptoms but can also cause croup, pneumonia and bronchiolitis. Between 1956 and 1960 four parainfluenza viruses were discovered (Types 1-4) which are human pathogens. Transmission is by close personal contact and droplet infection. The incidence of disease increases in late Autumn and early Winter. Infants and small children are particularly affected. Types 1, 2 and 3 are the second most common cause of serious respiratory disease after Respiratory Syncitial Virus in children under 5 years of age. Studies show that 90% of 5 year olds have antibodies to Type 3, 74% to Type 2 and 58% to Type 1. The incubation period for Type 3 is only 1-2 days, but for Type 1 it is 5-6 days. Type 2 however occurs sporadically and generally as croup. A differentiation between Parainfluenza and Influenza is not possible from the clinical picture

intended use

Enzymimmunoassay for determination of antibodies to Parainfluenza Type 1,2,3 in human serum and plasma.

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