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Interspecies transmission of influenza viruses: H5N1 virus and a Hong Kong SAR perspective.
Vet Microbiol 2000; 74(1-2):141-7VM

Abstract

This account takes stock of events and involvements, particularly on the avian side of the influenza H5N1 'bird flu' incident in Hong Kong SAR in 1997. It highlights the role of the chicken in the many live poultry markets as the source of the virus for humans. The slaughter of chicken and other poultry across the SAR seemingly averted an influenza pandemic. This perspective from Hong Kong SAR marks the coming-of-age of acceptance of the role of avian hosts as a source of pandemic human influenza viruses and offers the prospect of providing a good baseline for influenza pandemic preparedness in the future. Improved surveillance is the key. This is illustrated through the H9N2 virus which appears to have provided the 'replicating' genes for the H5N1 virus and which has since been isolated in the SAR from poultry, pigs and humans highlighting its propensity for interspecies transmission.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China. microgen@hkucc.hku.hk

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10799786

Citation

Shortridge, K F., et al. "Interspecies Transmission of Influenza Viruses: H5N1 Virus and a Hong Kong SAR Perspective." Veterinary Microbiology, vol. 74, no. 1-2, 2000, pp. 141-7.
Shortridge KF, Gao P, Guan Y, et al. Interspecies transmission of influenza viruses: H5N1 virus and a Hong Kong SAR perspective. Vet Microbiol. 2000;74(1-2):141-7.
Shortridge, K. F., Gao, P., Guan, Y., Ito, T., Kawaoka, Y., Markwell, D., ... Webster, R. G. (2000). Interspecies transmission of influenza viruses: H5N1 virus and a Hong Kong SAR perspective. Veterinary Microbiology, 74(1-2), pp. 141-7.
Shortridge KF, et al. Interspecies Transmission of Influenza Viruses: H5N1 Virus and a Hong Kong SAR Perspective. Vet Microbiol. 2000 May 22;74(1-2):141-7. PubMed PMID: 10799786.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Interspecies transmission of influenza viruses: H5N1 virus and a Hong Kong SAR perspective. AU - Shortridge,K F, AU - Gao,P, AU - Guan,Y, AU - Ito,T, AU - Kawaoka,Y, AU - Markwell,D, AU - Takada,A, AU - Webster,R G, PY - 2000/5/9/pubmed PY - 2000/7/15/medline PY - 2000/5/9/entrez SP - 141 EP - 7 JF - Veterinary microbiology JO - Vet. Microbiol. VL - 74 IS - 1-2 N2 - This account takes stock of events and involvements, particularly on the avian side of the influenza H5N1 'bird flu' incident in Hong Kong SAR in 1997. It highlights the role of the chicken in the many live poultry markets as the source of the virus for humans. The slaughter of chicken and other poultry across the SAR seemingly averted an influenza pandemic. This perspective from Hong Kong SAR marks the coming-of-age of acceptance of the role of avian hosts as a source of pandemic human influenza viruses and offers the prospect of providing a good baseline for influenza pandemic preparedness in the future. Improved surveillance is the key. This is illustrated through the H9N2 virus which appears to have provided the 'replicating' genes for the H5N1 virus and which has since been isolated in the SAR from poultry, pigs and humans highlighting its propensity for interspecies transmission. SN - 0378-1135 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10799786/Interspecies_transmission_of_influenza_viruses:_H5N1_virus_and_a_Hong_Kong_SAR_perspective_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378-1135(00)00174-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -