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Volume 16, Number 11—November 2010

Letter

Fatal Avian Influenza (H5N1) Infection in Human, China

Ji ZhangComments to Author , Xingyi Geng, Yanhui Ma, Shiman Ruan, Shuhui Xu, Lanzheng Liu, Huaru Xu, Guoliang Yang, Chunrong Wang, Chong Liu, Xiuyun Han, Qiuyan Yu, Hongqi Cheng, and Zhan Li
Author affiliations: Jinan Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Jinan, People’s Republic of China

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Clinical specimens collected from patient with fatal avian influenza virus (H5N1) infection and test results, Shandong Province, China*

Specimen type Collection date, 
Jan 2009 Place tested Test method Result
Nasopharyngeal swab 15 Shandong CDC RT-PCR A/H5HA/AN1 negative
Nasopharyngeal swab 15 Shandong CDC Real-time PCR A/H5HA/H5NA negative
Nasopharyngeal swab 16 Shandong CDC RT-PCR A/H5HA/AN1 negative
Nasopharyngeal swab 16 Shandong CDC Real-time PCR A/H5HA/H5NA negative
Endotracheal aspirate 17 Shandong CDC RT-PCR A/H5HA/AN1 positive
Endotracheal aspirate 17 Shandong CDC Real-time PCR A/H5HA/H5NA positive
Endotracheal aspirate 17 China CDC RT-PCR A/H5HA/AN1 positive
Endotracheal aspirate 17 China CDC Real-time PCR A/H5HA/H5NA positive

*CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention; RT-PCR, reverse transcription–PCR.

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