Emergence and predominance of an H5N1 influenza variant in China.

  title={Emergence and predominance of an H5N1 influenza variant in China.},
  author={G J D Smith and Xiao Hui Fan and Jia Wang and Keng Sheng Li and Kun Ming Qin and Jin Xia Zhang and Dhanasekaran Vijaykrishna and Chung Lam Cheung and Kai Huang and Jane M. Rayner and Joseph Sriyal Malik Peiris and Hualan Chen and Robert James Webster and Yi Guan},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={103 45},
The development of highly pathogenic avian H5N1 influenza viruses in poultry in Eurasia accompanied with the increase in human infection in 2006 suggests that the virus has not been effectively contained and that the pandemic threat persists. Updated virological and epidemiological findings from our market surveillance in southern China demonstrate that H5N1 influenza viruses continued to be panzootic in different types of poultry. Genetic and antigenic analyses revealed the emergence and… CONTINUE READING
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