Clinical features and rapid viral diagnosis of human disease associated with avian influenza A H5N1 virus.

@article{Yuen1998ClinicalFA,
  title={Clinical features and rapid viral diagnosis of human disease associated with avian influenza A H5N1 virus.},
  author={K C P Yuen and Paul K S Chan and Malik Peiris and Dominic N C Tsang and Tak Lun Que and Kennedy Francis Shortridge and Paul T Cheung and Wing Kin To and Evelyn T Ho and Robert Sung and Augustine F. B. Cheng},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1998},
  volume={351 9101},
  pages={467-71}
}
BACKGROUND Human infection with an avian influenza A virus (subtype H5N1) was reported recently in Hong Kong. We describe the clinical presentation of the first 12 patients and options for rapid viral diagnosis. METHODS Case notes of 12 patients with virus-culture-confirmed influenza A H5N1 infection were analysed. The clinical presentation and risk factors associated with severe disease were defined and the results of methods for rapid virus diagnosis were compared. FINDINGS Patients… CONTINUE READING
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