The threat of avian influenza A (H5N1). Part I: epidemiologic concerns and virulence determinants

Cinatl, Jindrich and Michaelis, Martin and Doerr, Hans Wilhelm (2007) The threat of avian influenza A (H5N1). Part I: epidemiologic concerns and virulence determinants. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 196 (4). pp. 181-90. ISSN 1432-1831. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00430-007-0042-5) (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

Among emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, influenza constitutes one of the major threats to mankind. In this review series epidemiologic, virologic and pathologic concerns raised by infections of humans with avian influenza virus A/H5N1 are discussed. This first part concentrates on epidemiologic concerns and virulence determinants. H5N1 spread over the world and caused a series of fowl pest outbreaks. Significant human-to-human transmissions have not been observed yet. Mutations that make the virus more compatible with human-to-human transmission may occur at any time. Nevertheless, no one can currently predict with certainty whether H5N1 will become a human pandemic virus.

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 21:08 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 15:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34090 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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