Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of a fatal case of avian influenza A H10N8 virus infection: a descriptive study.

@article{Chen2014ClinicalAE,
  title={Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of a fatal case of avian influenza A H10N8 virus infection: a descriptive study.},
  author={Haiying Chen and Hui Yuan and Rongbao Gao and Jinxiang Zhang and Dayan Wang and Ying Xiong and Guoyin Fan and Fan Yang and Xiaodan Li and Jianfang Zhou and Shumei Zou and Lei Yang and Tao Chen and Libo Dong and Hong Bo and Xiang Zhao and Ye Zhang and Yu Lan and Tian Bai and Jie Dong and Qun Li and Shi-wen Wang and Yanping Zhang and Hui Ying Li and Tian Gong and Yong Shi and Xiansheng Ni and Jianxiong Li and Jun Gang Zhou and Jiyi Fan and Jingwen Wu and Xianfeng Zhou and Maohong Hu and Jianguo Wan and Weizhong Yang and De-xin Li and Guizhen Wu and Zijian Feng and George F. Gao and Yu feng Wang and Qi Jin and Mingbin Liu and Yuelong Shu},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2014},
  volume={383 9918},
  pages={714-21}
}
BACKGROUND Human infections with different avian influenza viruses--eg, H5N1, H9N2, and H7N9--have raised concerns about pandemic potential worldwide. We report the first human infection with a novel reassortant avian influenza A H10N8 virus. METHODS We obtained and analysed clinical, epidemiological, and virological data from a patient from Nanchang City, China. Tracheal aspirate specimens were tested for influenza virus and other possible pathogens by RT-PCR, viral culture, and sequence… CONTINUE READING
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