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QUOTED. 30 January 2020. Nancy Messonnier.

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted instructions for how to run a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay to detect coronavirus and is sharing it with state labs to help detect more cases of the virus. See what Nancy Messonnier, director for CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, said about it here.

“Our longer-term plan is to share these tests with domestic and international partners to serve as part of agencies’ international resources.” – Nancy Messonnier, director, CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease

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