Avian influenza virus (H5N1): A threat to human health

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Peiris, J. S. Malik; de Jong, Menno D.; Guan, Yi;
  • Publisher: United States
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1128/CMR.00037-06, pmc: PMC1865597
  • Subject: MESH : Risk Assessment | MESH : Influenza Vaccines | MESH : Disease Vectors | MESH : Evolution, Molecular | MESH : Birds | MESH : Animals | MESH : Influenza, Human | MESH : Disease Outbreaks | Reviews | [ SDV.MP.VIR ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Microbiology and Parasitology/Virology | MESH : Communicable Disease Control | MESH : Humans | MESH : Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype
    mesheuropmc: virus diseases

Pandemic influenza virus has its origins in avian influenza viruses. The highly pathogenic avian influenza virus subtype H5N1 is already panzootic in poultry, with attendant economic consequences. It continues to cross species barriers to infect humans and other mammals... View more
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