Thursday, July 25, 2013

Lancet: Tropism of H7N9 influenza viruses in the human respiratory tract

Early Online Publication, 25 July 2013
Jessica A Belser aEmail Address, Terrence M Tumpey a
The first reports of human infection with avian influenza A H7N9 appeared 3 months ago, and since then there have been more than 130 confirmed cases with 43 fatalities. 1 Until this outbreak, H7 subtype influenza virus infection in human beings was typically associated with mild respiratory illness or conjunctivitis. The atypical association of H7N9 virus infection with severe human respiratory illness and death clearly represents a new and pressing public health threat. The high incidence of pneu ...

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