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dc.date.accessioned2020
dc.date.available2020
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.govdocPAHO/IMS/PHE/COVID-19/20-0038
dc.identifier.urihttps://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/52458
dc.description.abstractIn January 2020, the etiologic agent responsible for a cluster of severe pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China, was identified as being a novel betacoronavirus, distinct from SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. On 11 February 2020, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) announced that the virus was named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). On the same day, WHO named the disease as coronavirus disease COVID-19. For communication purposes, we will refer the virus as “the virus responsible for COVID-19” or “the COVID-19 virus”. Complete genomic sequences of the COVID-19 virus have been released and different molecular detection protocols developed but not fully validated yet. However, given the current circulation of COVID-19 in the Americas region, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends to Member States to ensure timely identification of suspect cases, collection and shipment of samples to reference laboratories, and implementation of molecular detection protocols, according to the laboratory capacity.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPAHOen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/igo/*
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectCoronavirusen_US
dc.subjectLaboratoryen_US
dc.titleLaboratory Guidelines for the Detection and Diagnosis of COVID-19 Virus Infection, 8 July 2020en_US
dc.typeProcedures, manuals, guidelinesen_US
dc.typeTechnical reportsen_US
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenamePan American Health Organizationen_US
paho.isfeatured0en_US
paho.publisher.countryUnited Statesen_US
paho.publisher.cityWashington, D.C.en_US
paho.source.centercodeUS1.1en_US
paho.relation.languageVersion10665.2/52471
paho.relation.languageVersion10665.2/52523
paho.contributor.departmentHealth Emergencies (PHE)en_US
paho.iswhotranslationNoen_US


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