Animal models for the study of influenza pathogenesis and therapy.

@article{Barnard2009AnimalMF,
  title={Animal models for the study of influenza pathogenesis and therapy.},
  author={Dale Lynn Barnard},
  journal={Antiviral research},
  year={2009},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={A110-22}
}
Influenza A viruses causes a variety of illnesses in humans. The most common infection, seasonal influenza, is usually a mild, self-limited febrile syndrome, but it can be more severe in infants, the elderly, and immunodeficient persons, in whom it can progress to severe viral pneumonitis or be complicated by bacterial superinfection, leading to pneumonia and sepsis. Seasonal influenza also occasionally results in neurologic complications. Rarely, viruses that have spread from wild birds to… CONTINUE READING