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      Application of Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) in Diagnostics of Influenza during COVID-19 Pandemic in elderly Hospitalized People (Short Communication)

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          Influenza is a viral disease of the respiratory tract which affects a relatively large number of people in Slovakia and around the world every year. The patient groups most at risk are the elderly and immunocompromised patients in whom the disease can have serious outcomes including death. Therefore, early diagnosis of influenza and subsequent epidemiological management is very important. Point-of-care testing (POCT) seems to be very useful for rapid molecular diagnosis of influenza A and B viruses in patient samples. In today’s coronavirus In today's coronavirus crisis, rapid diagnosis of influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 in emergency departments in hospitals can streamline triage of patients with symptoms of acute respiratory disease and can reduce the number of hospital-acquired infections.

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          Journal
          Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
          cswhi
          Journal of Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
          2222386X
          20769741
          April 4 2021
          March 31 2021
          April 4 2021
          March 31 2021
          : 12
          : 1
          : 56-62
          Article
          10.22359/cswhi_12_1_12
          2ea7fb96-0a02-457c-ba13-5d2f2c6be62e
          © 2021

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


          Psychology,Social & Behavioral Sciences
          Psychology, Social & Behavioral Sciences

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