Use of serum and blood samples on filter paper to improve the surveillance of dengue in Pacific Island Countries
Journal of Clinical Virology, 06/14/2012
Aubry M et al. – The serotype and genotype of DENV can be determined from FP–dried serum or whole blood samples transported over thousands of kilometers at ambient, tropical, temperatures. This simple and low–cost approach to virus identification should be evaluated in isolated and resource poor settings for surveillance for a range of significant viral diseases.