[Avian influenza virus] [Review] [Article in Japanese]Show Full Record755
Uirusu. 2004 Jun;54(1):93-6
ON-LINE ABSTRACT ONLY: Recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in chickens and ducks that occurred in 9 Asian countries including Japan alarmed to realize that there is no border for infections and gave a rise to great concern for human health as well as for agriculture. This H5N1 virus jumped the species barrier and caused severe disease with high mortality in humans in Viet Nam and Thailand; 15 deaths of 22 cases and 8 of 12, respectively. A second concern was the possibility tha...