An influenza A H1N1 virus revival - pandemic H1N1/09 virus.

Michaelis, Martin and Doerr, Hans Wilhelm and Cinatl, J. (2009) An influenza A H1N1 virus revival - pandemic H1N1/09 virus. Infection, 37 (5). pp. 381-9. ISSN 1439-0973. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In April 2009, a novel H1N1 influenza A virus, the so-called pandemic H1N1/09 virus (former designations include swine influenza, novel influenza, swine-origin influenza A [H1N1] virus [S-OIV], Mexican flu, North American Flu) was identified in Mexico. The virus has since spread throughout the world and caused an influenza pandemic as defined by the criteria of the World Health Organization. This represents the first influenza A virus pandemic since the emergence of H3N2 (''Hong Kong'' Flu) in 1968. Vaccine production has started, and vaccines are expected to become available during the course of 2009. Although the pandemic H1N1/09 virus originates from the triple-reassortant swine influenza (H1) virus circulating in North American pigs, it is not epidemic in pigs. Although the H1N1/09 virus pandemic is currently mild, concerns remain that it may become more aggressive during spreading. The distribution of proper information to the public on the status of the H1N1/09 virus pandemic will be important to achieve a broad awareness of the potential risks and the optimum code of behavior during the pandemic. Here, the features of pandemic H1N1/09 virus are discussed within the framework of knowledge gained from previous influenza A virus pandemics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: Martin Michaelis
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 19:31 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 15:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34074 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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