Thursday, June 20, 2024, 10:16 AM
Site: Extension Foundation Online Campus
Course: Avian Influenza Biosecurity for Youth and 4-H Members (Avian Influenza Biosecurity for Youth and 4-H Members)
Glossary: Glossary/Acronyms

RT-PCR

Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction

PPE

Personal Protective Equipment

SITC

Smuggling Interdiction and Trade Compliance Agency

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

VI

Virus Isolation

WHO

World Health Organization

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Case Fatality Ratio

A ratio that shows the number of deaths in infected cases over the total number of infected cases.

Reservoir

The long-term host of a pathogen that remains asymptomatic from the disease it carries.

Virus

A virus is a very small entity that consist essentially of a core of RNA or DNA surrounded by a protein coat that replicates, or copies itself, inside living cells.