Emilee K Kaser

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In 1979, a lineage of avian-like H1N1 influenza A viruses emerged in European swine populations independently from the classical swine H1N1 virus lineage that had circulated in pigs since the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918. To determine whether these two distinct lineages of swine-adapted A/H1N1 viruses evolved from avian-like A/H1N1 ancestors in(More)
From August 2 to October 11, 2006, clusters of low pathogenicity (LP) North American lineage H5N1 and H7N3 avian influenza A viruses (AIV), and other subtypes, were recovered from free-flying, resident, wild mallards used as sentinels at one site. The antigenic subtypes, pathogenicity potential, and Sanger sequencing of the isolates determined the H5N1 and(More)
BACKGROUND Many anticancer drugs are only available to Australian patients at a significant cost in the time preceding approval for government subsidy. Studies indicate that many oncologists find it difficult to discuss high-cost drugs (HCDs) with patients whom they believe are unable to afford treatment, thereby limiting treatment choices. We sought to(More)
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