Office testing: Is it a cold or a flu virus?

One of the problems for physicians and patients alike is trying to determine whether a viral respiratory infection is due to a cold virus of the flu among others. This has specific therapeutic and public health implications that would allow accurate advice and prevention measures on a more immediate basis.

  • Dr. James Mahony, Director of the Regional Virology Laboratory at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and Professor of Pathology & Molecular Medicine at McMaster University

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