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Smartphone-Based Lab-on-a-Chip Sensor for Flu Detection
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org
Citation: Resource Magazine. 21(1): 20-22. @2014
Authors: Jeong-Yeol Yoon
Keywords: Influenza, Smartphone, Lab-on-a-Chip, Flu Detection, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)
Influenza, commonly referred to as flu, is so common that we often forget its danger. However, according to the CDC, it is one of the top ten causes of death in the United States (www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm). Flu jumps from one species to another through coughs or sneezes. In the past couple of decades, we have witnessed two major outâ€‘breaks of lethal flu variants: bird flu (influenza A/H5N1) and H1N1 flu (influenza A/H1N1). Since their initial symptoms are very similar to those of other seasonal flu variants, early diagnosis is critical.
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