Evolution and ecology of influenza A viruses.

  title={Evolution and ecology of influenza A viruses.},
  author={Sun-Woo Yoon and Richard R. J. Webby and Robert James Webster},
  journal={Current topics in microbiology and immunology},
Wild aquatic bird populations have long been considered the natural reservoir for influenza A viruses with virus transmission from these birds seeding other avian and mammalian hosts. While most evidence still supports this dogma, recent studies in bats have suggested other reservoir species may also exist. Extensive surveillance studies coupled with an enhanced awareness in response to H5N1 and pandemic 2009 H1N1 outbreaks is also revealing a growing list of animals susceptible to infection… CONTINUE READING
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Evolution and ecology of influenza A viruses

  • RG Webster, WJ Bean, OT Gorman, TM Chambers, Y Kawaoka
  • Microbiol Rev 56:152–179
  • 1992
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