Adaptation of pandemic H2N2 influenza A viruses in humans.

  title={Adaptation of pandemic H2N2 influenza A viruses in humans.},
  author={Udayan Joseph and Martin Linster and Yuka Suzuki and Scott Krauss and Rebecca A. Halpin and Dhanasekaran Vijaykrishna and Thomas P Fabrizio and Theo M. Bestebroer and Sebastian Maurer-Stroh and Richard R. J. Webby and David E. Wentworth and Ron A M Fouchier and Justin Bahl and Gavin J D Smith},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  volume={89 4},
The 1957 A/H2N2 influenza virus caused an estimated 2 million fatalities during the pandemic. Since viruses of the H2 subtype continue to infect avian species and pigs, the threat of reintroduction into humans remains. To determine factors involved in the zoonotic origin of the 1957 pandemic, we performed analyses on genetic sequences of 175 newly sequenced… CONTINUE READING
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