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Quidel Web Site Delivers Practical Information on RSV

Quidel Corporation has introduced a new website - dedicated to the latest information about RSV, including risk factors, symptoms and rapid diagnostic testing.

Almost all children are infected by RSV within their first two years of age.1 Despite the prevalence, RSV is less well known than Influenza. Studies using rapid RSV testing have helped make healthcare officials more aware of the variability of the RSV season in various geographic areas.2

'We felt it was important to highlight the very critical role rapid RSV testing may have this RSV season. We take very seriously our responsibility as an innovator and market leader in point-of-care infectious disease testing to provide timely educational outreach,' said Caren L. Mason, president and chief executive officer of Quidel. 'Our CLIA-waived QuickVue® RSV test supports the physician in making a faster diagnosis in a single office visit.'

The site features many tools to help consumers understand RSV, including:
  • RSV Facts - Information about the virus and treatments available.

  • Glossary - Terms can easily be understood by simply rolling the mouse over the highlighted term.

  • RSV Testing - An information sheet is available to help educate consumers about RSV.

1 Children, Youth and Women's Health Service, Respiratory Syncytial Virus,

2 Brief Report: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Activity --- United States, July 2007--December 2008,

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Source : Quidel Corporation View Company Information

Posted on January 19, 2009