The threat of avian influenza a (H5N1): part II: Clues to pathogenicity and pathology

@article{Cinatl2007TheTO,
  title={The threat of avian influenza a (H5N1): part II: Clues to pathogenicity and pathology},
  author={Jindrich Cinatl and Martin Michaelis and Hans Wilhem Doerr},
  journal={Medical Microbiology and Immunology},
  year={2007},
  volume={196},
  pages={191-201}
}
Among emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, influenza constitutes one of the major threats to mankind. In this review series epidemiologic, virologic and pathologic concerns raised by infections of humans with avian influenza virus A/H5N1 are discussed. The second part focuses on experimental and clinical results, which give insights in the pathogenic mechanisms of H5N1 infection in humans. H5N1 is poorly transmitted to humans. However, H5N1-induced disease is very severe. More… CONTINUE READING