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Avian influenza virus: the threat of a pandemic.
Chang Gung Med J 2006 Mar-Apr; 29(2):130-4CG

Abstract

The 1918 influenza A virus pandemic caused a death toll of 40 to approximately 50 million. Currently, because of the widespread dissemination of the avian influenza virus (H5N1), there is a high risk of another pandemic. Avian species are the natural hosts for numerous subtypes of influenza A viruses; however, the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) is not only extremely lethal to domestic avian species but also can infect humans and cause death. This review discusses why the avian influenza virus is considered the most likely candidate for the first flu pandemic of the 21st century.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medical Biotechnology and Laboratory Science, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16767960

Citation

Chang, Shih-Cheng, et al. "Avian Influenza Virus: the Threat of a Pandemic." Chang Gung Medical Journal, vol. 29, no. 2, 2006, pp. 130-4.
Chang SC, Cheng YY, Shih SR. Avian influenza virus: the threat of a pandemic. Chang Gung Med J. 2006;29(2):130-4.
Chang, S. C., Cheng, Y. Y., & Shih, S. R. (2006). Avian influenza virus: the threat of a pandemic. Chang Gung Medical Journal, 29(2), pp. 130-4.
Chang SC, Cheng YY, Shih SR. Avian Influenza Virus: the Threat of a Pandemic. Chang Gung Med J. 2006;29(2):130-4. PubMed PMID: 16767960.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Avian influenza virus: the threat of a pandemic. AU - Chang,Shih-Cheng, AU - Cheng,Yi-Ying, AU - Shih,Shin-Ru, PY - 2006/6/14/pubmed PY - 2006/6/30/medline PY - 2006/6/14/entrez SP - 130 EP - 4 JF - Chang Gung medical journal JO - Chang Gung Med J VL - 29 IS - 2 N2 - The 1918 influenza A virus pandemic caused a death toll of 40 to approximately 50 million. Currently, because of the widespread dissemination of the avian influenza virus (H5N1), there is a high risk of another pandemic. Avian species are the natural hosts for numerous subtypes of influenza A viruses; however, the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) is not only extremely lethal to domestic avian species but also can infect humans and cause death. This review discusses why the avian influenza virus is considered the most likely candidate for the first flu pandemic of the 21st century. SN - 2072-0939 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16767960/Avian_influenza_virus:_the_threat_of_a_pandemic_ L2 - http://cgmj.cgu.edu.tw/2902/290202.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -