[Current situation in human infections with highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses].
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPA1) virus of H5N1 subtype has spread worldwide and continues to cause outbreaks in poultry and sporadic human infections since 2003. As of 9 April 2010, 493 confirmed human cases including 292 fatal cases were reported from 15 countries. Despite emergence of the pandemic A (H1N1)2009 virus, pandemic threats posed by H5N1 subtype virus still remain. H7 subtype avian influenza viruses also pose a similar threat to humans as H5N1 subtype virus. We provide here an updated overview on the human infections of HPA1 viruses in the world.
Influenza Virus Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases.
Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype
Influenza A Virus, H7N7 Subtype
Influenza in Birds
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