Probable person-to-person transmission of avian influenza A (H5N1).

  title={Probable person-to-person transmission of avian influenza A (H5N1).},
  author={K. Ungchusak and P. Auewarakul and S. Dowell and Rungrueng Kitphati and W. Auwanit and P. Puthavathana and M. Uiprasertkul and K. Boonnak and C. Pittayawonganon and N. Cox and S. Zaki and P. Thawatsupha and M. Chittaganpitch and Rotjana Khontong and J. Simmerman and S. Chunsutthiwat},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={352 4},
  • K. Ungchusak, P. Auewarakul, +13 authors S. Chunsutthiwat
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • BACKGROUND During 2004, a highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus caused poultry disease in eight Asian countries and infected at least 44 persons, killing 32; most of these persons had had close contact with poultry. No evidence of efficient person-to-person transmission has yet been reported. We investigated possible person-to-person transmission in a family cluster of the disease in Thailand. METHODS For each of the three involved patients, we reviewed the circumstances and timing… CONTINUE READING
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