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Avian influenza--a pandemic waiting to happen?
J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2006; 39(1):4-10JM

Abstract

Cross-species transmission of a highly pathogenic subtype of influenza A virus directly from birds to humans has raised many concerns. The radical methods of immune evasion and the possibility of human-to-human transmission as a result of gene reassortment between the human and avian viral subtypes pose an imminent threat of a global pandemic. The growing reservoir of circulating influenza among the bird population and the perpetuating human demographic factors promote the emergence of a novel viral strain. This article discusses current methods of identifying and treating the illness in individuals, and outlines principles of public health measures for preventing and containing an influenza pandemic.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Nuffield Department of Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust and Oxford Medical School, Oxford, United Kingdom. jpbenliu@doctors.org.uk

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16440117

Citation

Liu, Jang Pin. "Avian Influenza--a Pandemic Waiting to Happen?" Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection = Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran Za Zhi, vol. 39, no. 1, 2006, pp. 4-10.
Liu JP. Avian influenza--a pandemic waiting to happen? J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2006;39(1):4-10.
Liu, J. P. (2006). Avian influenza--a pandemic waiting to happen? Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection = Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran Za Zhi, 39(1), pp. 4-10.
Liu JP. Avian Influenza--a Pandemic Waiting to Happen. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2006;39(1):4-10. PubMed PMID: 16440117.
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