Within-host variation of avian influenza viruses.

  title={Within-host variation of avian influenza viruses.},
  author={M. Banyameen Iqbal and Hiaxia Xiao and Greg Baillie and Andrew Warry and Steve C. Essen and Brandon Z. Londt and Sharon M. Brookes and Ian H. L. Brown and John W. McCauley},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={364 1530},
The emergence and spread of H5N1 avian influenza viruses from Asia through to Europe and Africa pose a significant animal disease problem and have raised concerns that the virus may pose a pandemic threat to humans. The epizootological factors that have influenced the wide distribution of the virus are complex, and the variety of viruses currently circulating reflects these factors. Sequence analysis of the virus genes sheds light on the H5N1 virus evolution during its emergence and spread, but… CONTINUE READING