Subclinical brain injury caused by H5N1 influenza virus infection.

Abstract

Although H5N1 influenza A viruses can cause systemic infection, their neurotropism and long-term effects on the central nervous system (CNS) are not fully understood. We assessed H5N1viral invasion of the CNS and its long-term effects in a ferret model. An H5N1 virus caused nonsuppurative encephalitis, which lasted for 3 months without neurologic signs… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00239-11

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