Novel method of detecting H1N1 using microwaves


H1N1 virus is a subtype of influenza A virus and was the most common cause of human influenza flu in 2009. This paper presents a new method of detecting H1N1. The dielectric properties respiratory mucus is studied at microwave frequencies using rectangular cavity perturbation technique at the S-band with the different samples of respiratory mucus obtained from healthy donors as well as from patients suffering from H1N1. It is observed that an appreciably variation is found in the dielectric properties of patient samples as that of normal healthy samples and this measurements were in good agreement with the clinical analysis. This measurement technique is quick, simple and suggests a new novel method of diagnosing H1N1 using microwaves.

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Lonappan, A. (2012) Novel method of detecting H1N1 using microwaves. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 5, 476-479. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2012.58060.

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