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An introduction to avian and pandemic influenza.
N S W Public Health Bull 2006 Jul-Aug; 17(7-8):99-103NS

Abstract

There are many types of influenza viruses, which cause illness in a variety of birds and mammals. New strains are constantly evolving, causing seasonal influenza epidemics in humans. This article provides information about influenza and influenza viruses, and the three influenza pandemics of the twentieth century. Pandemic influenza is differentiated from avian influenza, which is a viral disease that primarily infects birds. The current outbreak of avian influenza H5N1 in poultry flocks across the world is unprecedented in its spread. Human infection with avian influenza is rare and for most strains the symptoms are usually mild. A notable exception is HN51, where almost 60 per cent of the currently recorded 251 human cases have died. While the risk of a pandemic occurring in the current circumstances is unknown, there is a high level of concern worldwide.

Authors+Show Affiliations

New South Wales Public Health Officer Training Program, New South Wales Department of Health.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17136137

Citation

Black, Megan, and Paul Armstrong. "An Introduction to Avian and Pandemic Influenza." New South Wales Public Health Bulletin, vol. 17, no. 7-8, 2006, pp. 99-103.
Black M, Armstrong P. An introduction to avian and pandemic influenza. N S W Public Health Bull. 2006;17(7-8):99-103.
Black, M., & Armstrong, P. (2006). An introduction to avian and pandemic influenza. New South Wales Public Health Bulletin, 17(7-8), pp. 99-103.
Black M, Armstrong P. An Introduction to Avian and Pandemic Influenza. N S W Public Health Bull. 2006;17(7-8):99-103. PubMed PMID: 17136137.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An introduction to avian and pandemic influenza. AU - Black,Megan, AU - Armstrong,Paul, PY - 2006/12/1/pubmed PY - 2007/2/3/medline PY - 2006/12/1/entrez SP - 99 EP - 103 JF - New South Wales public health bulletin JO - N S W Public Health Bull VL - 17 IS - 7-8 N2 - There are many types of influenza viruses, which cause illness in a variety of birds and mammals. New strains are constantly evolving, causing seasonal influenza epidemics in humans. This article provides information about influenza and influenza viruses, and the three influenza pandemics of the twentieth century. Pandemic influenza is differentiated from avian influenza, which is a viral disease that primarily infects birds. The current outbreak of avian influenza H5N1 in poultry flocks across the world is unprecedented in its spread. Human infection with avian influenza is rare and for most strains the symptoms are usually mild. A notable exception is HN51, where almost 60 per cent of the currently recorded 251 human cases have died. While the risk of a pandemic occurring in the current circumstances is unknown, there is a high level of concern worldwide. SN - 1034-7674 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17136137/An_introduction_to_avian_and_pandemic_influenza_ L2 - http://www.publish.csiro.au/journals/abstractHTML.cfm?J=NB&V=17&I=8&F=NB06024abs.XML DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -