West Nile Virus (WNV)

307.212,550.07

Validated qPCR / RT-PCR kit for West Nile Virus (WNV)

Detection channel: FAM (518nm)

Available in different versions:

-Direct One-Step PCR (extraction-less direct detection)

-One-Step PCR (extraction kit needed)

-Standard PCR (extraction kit and RT step needed)

-Oligo (without PCR mix)

In 100/200/500 reactions, with optional copy number positive control

(Not for use in diagnostic procedures)

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SKU: PCR-00615-K Categories: , , , ,

Description

West Nile virus (WNV) causes West Nile fever. It is a member of the family Flaviviridae. West Nile virus is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, mostly species of Culex. The primary hosts of WNV are birds, so that the virus remains within a “bird–mosquito–bird” transmission cycle. WNV has a broad host range, and is also known to be able to infect at least 30 mammalian species, including humans, some non-human primates, horses, dogs and cats. Some infected humans and horses experience disease but dogs and cats rarely show symptoms.

In humans, West Nile virus can cause a disease known as West Nile fever. Approximately 80% of infected people have few or no symptoms, around 20% of people develop mild symptoms, such as fever, headache, vomiting, or a rash, while less than 1% of people develop severe symptoms, such as encephalitis or meningitis with associated neck stiffness, confusion, or seizures. Historically, people in areas where the virus was endemic, such as the Nile Delta, usually experienced subclinical or mild disease.

Additional information

Type and quantity

Direct One-Step PCR (100 reactions), Direct One-Step PCR (200 reactions), Direct One-Step PCR (500 reactions), One-Step PCR (100 reactions), One-Step PCR (200 reactions), One-Step PCR (500 reactions), Standard PCR (100 reactions), Standard PCR (200 reactions), Standard PCR (500 reactions), Oligo (100 reactions)

Copy number positive control

No, Yes