The first case of H5N1 avian influenza infection in a human with complications of adult respiratory distress syndrome and Reye’s syndrome

@article{Ku1999TheFC,
  title={The first case of H5N1 avian influenza infection in a human with complications of adult respiratory distress syndrome and Reye’s syndrome},
  author={Albert S W Ku and Ltw Chan},
  journal={Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health},
  year={1999},
  volume={35}
}
  • A. KuL. Chan
  • Published 1 April 1999
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Abstract: Avian influenza virus was not known to cause systemic infection in humans before. We report a 3‐year‐old boy with good past health who developed pneumonia caused by H5N1 avian influenza A virus (A/Hong Kong/156/97). The virus was isolated from a tracheal aspirate. There were complications of Reye’s syndrome, adult respiratory distress syndrome, and multiple organ system failure. He had a history of receiving aspirin. His adult respiratory distress syndrome did not respond to… 

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