With influenza B making a late-season rise, health officials are warning that B viruses may cause a second wave of flu this season, while the FDA is backing some alternatives to egg-based flu vaccines.
Culture-independent diagnostic tests offer better food-borne infection incidence estimates, but without isolates, laboratories are unable to subtype pathogens, determine antimicrobial susceptibility, and detect outbreaks.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.
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