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H5 influenza, a global update.
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H5 influenza, a global update.

J Microbiol. 2017 Mar;55(3):196-203

Authors: Harfoot R, Webby RJ

H5 influenza viruses have caused much alarm globally due to their high pathogenic potential. As yet we have not seen sustained spread of the virus amongst humans despite a high prevalence of the virus in avian populations. Nevertheless, isolated human cases of infection have demonstrated high mortality and there are substantial efforts being taken to monitor the evolution of the virus and to undertake preparedness activities. Here we review and discuss the evolution of the A/goose/Guangdong/1/96 (H5N1) virus with emphasis on recent events.

PMID: 28243942 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]