Characterization of the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus derived from wild pikas in China.

@article{Zhou2009CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus derived from wild pikas in China.},
  author={Ji-yong Zhou and Wenbo Sun and Junhua Wang and Junqing Guo and Wei Hua Yin and Nanping Wu and Lanjuan Li and Yan Yan and Ming Xing Liao and Yu Huang and Kaijian Luo and Xuetao Jiang and Hualan Chen},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  year={2009},
  volume={83 17},
  pages={
          8957-64
        }
}
The highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus emerged from China in 1996 and has spread across Eurasia and Africa, with a continuous stream of new cases of human infection appearing since the first large-scale outbreak among migratory birds at Qinghai Lake. The role of wild birds, which are the natural reservoirs for the virus, in the epidemiology of the H5N1 virus has raised great public health concern, but their role in the spread of the virus within the natural ecosystem of free-ranging… CONTINUE READING
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