Antibodies to human influenzavirus neuraminidase (the A-Asian-57 H2N2 strain) in sera from Australian pelagic birds.

@article{Laver1972AntibodiesTH,
  title={Antibodies to human influenzavirus neuraminidase (the A-Asian-57 H2N2 strain) in sera from Australian pelagic birds.},
  author={William Graeme Laver and Robert James Webster},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1972},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={535-41}
}
Sera collected from Australian pelagic birds specifically inhibited the neuraminidase of the Asian/57 (H2N2) strain of human influenzavirus. Neuraminidase inhibition titres of some sera were high and the avidity of the inhibitor was comparable to that of specific antibody. The neuraminidase of A/Hong Kong/1/68 (H3N2), which has undergone considerable antigenic drift in man since 1957, was inhibited to a lesser extent by the bird sera, while the neuraminidases of the A/BEL/42 (H0N1) and A/FM/1… CONTINUE READING