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H7N9 Diagnostic tests and vaccines

Diagnostic tests


Advanced diagnostic tests are available for H7N9 that can return results very quickly (e.g. like real-time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction [RT-PCR]). For guidance to laboratories on diagnostic testing, consult the:


Contacts for laboratory guidance have also been made available via FAO, OFFLU and WHO websites.




FAO has not made any recommendations on animal vaccination, as the situation and virus are currently being evaluated.

Please consult the WHO website for information on vaccines as related to human health.