Preparing for 2009 H1N1 Influenza.

  title={Preparing for 2009 H1N1 Influenza.},
  author={Richard P. Wenzel and Michael B. Edmond},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={361 20},
In 1743, when disease was presumed to be astral in origin, European newspapers reported on a contagious influence (inf luenza in Italian) that was being visited on the citizens of Rome. Two hundred years later, Wilson Smith and colleagues would isolate an influenza A virus, one of the members of the orthomyxovirus family.1 The key reservoirs of all influenza A viruses are migrating waterfowl, and intermittently, other hosts, such as pigs and people, are infected. Further classification of… CONTINUE READING
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