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Nuclear Steps Up Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

March 12, 2020

Via: Forbes

The world is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in China and is now spreading across the globe, just yesterday determined to be a pandemic by the World Health Ogranization.

The virus is named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes has been named coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19.

As cases of COVID-19 top 1,500 in the United States, and 150,000 worldwide, the nuclear field is stepping up with a unique diagnostic technique specific to nuclear, called Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction, or RT-PCR.

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