Avian influenza H5N1: still a pandemic threat?

Horwood, Paul F. (2021) Avian influenza H5N1: still a pandemic threat? Microbiology Australia, 42 (4). pp. 152-155.

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Abstract

Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 viruses have become endemic in global poultry populations over the past 25 years and pose an ongoing public health threat. Although the incidence of human cases has declined, viruses from the H5N1 lineage can now be found in poultry throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, in addition to causing outbreaks in Europe and the Americas. The recent emergence and spread of reassortant H5Nx viruses, resulting in regional poultry outbreaks, has increased the risk for further evolution of these viruses and possible avian-to-human transmission. Ongoing surveillance and pandemic preparedness for H5N1 and other avian influenza viruses of public health concern are warranted.

Item ID: 72374
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1324-4272
Copyright Information: Journal Compilation © The Authors 2021 Open Access CC BY-NC-ND, published (by CSIRO Publishing) on behalf of the ASM
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2022 14:39
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3204 Immunology > 320403 Autoimmunity @ 100%
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