Genetic evolution of swine influenza A (H3N2) viruses in China from 1970 to 2006.

@article{Yu2008GeneticEO,
  title={Genetic evolution of swine influenza A (H3N2) viruses in China from 1970 to 2006.},
  author={Hai Sheng Yu and Rong-hong Hua and Qiang Zhang and Tian-Qiang Liu and Hui-li Liu and Guoxin Li and Guang-zhi Tong},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={1067-75}
}
Pigs are susceptible to both human and avian influenza viruses and have been proposed to be intermediate hosts, or mixing vessels, for the generation of pandemic influenza viruses through reassortment or adaptation to the mammalian host. In this study, we summarize and report for the first time the coexistence of wholly human-like H3N2 viruses, double-reassortant H3N2 viruses, and triple-reassortant H3N2 viruses in pigs in China by analyzing the eight genes of swine influenza A (H3N2) viruses… CONTINUE READING