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Avian influenza virus H5N1: a review of its history and information regarding its potential to cause the next pandemic.

Abstract

Avian influenza virus H5N1, which has been limited to poultry, now has spread to migrating birds and has emerged in mammals and among the human population. It presents a distinct threat of a pandemic for which the World Health Organization and other organizations are making preparations. This article reviews information about the virus itself and its spread among poultry, migrating birds, mammals, and humans.

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    Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. bligon@bcm.tmc.edu

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    MeSH

    Animals
    Birds
    Communicable Diseases, Emerging
    Disease Outbreaks
    Disease Reservoirs
    History, 20th Century
    History, 21st Century
    Humans
    Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype
    Influenza in Birds
    Influenza, Human
    Poultry
    Public Health
    Reassortant Viruses
    World Health Organization

    Pub Type(s)

    Historical Article
    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    16210112

    Citation

    Ligon, B Lee. "Avian Influenza Virus H5N1: a Review of Its History and Information Regarding Its Potential to Cause the Next Pandemic." Seminars in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, vol. 16, no. 4, 2005, pp. 326-35.
    Ligon BL. Avian influenza virus H5N1: a review of its history and information regarding its potential to cause the next pandemic. Semin Pediatr Infect Dis. 2005;16(4):326-35.
    Ligon, B. L. (2005). Avian influenza virus H5N1: a review of its history and information regarding its potential to cause the next pandemic. Seminars in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 16(4), pp. 326-35.
    Ligon BL. Avian Influenza Virus H5N1: a Review of Its History and Information Regarding Its Potential to Cause the Next Pandemic. Semin Pediatr Infect Dis. 2005;16(4):326-35. PubMed PMID: 16210112.
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