TITLE

Avian H5N1 Influenza--Are We Inching Closer to a Global Pandemic?

AUTHOR(S)
Sampathkumar, Priya; Maki, Dennis G.
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Dec2005, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p1552
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article examines the threat posed by avian influenza. What concerns public health officials about the avian influenza is the documented transmission of a virulent virus to humans. The virus resulted in respiratory illness in 18 adults, 6 of whom died. The outbreak expanded into other regions. Morality in infected patients remains high. On the brighter side, human-to-human transmission of the virus remains very limited.
ACCESSION #
19168647

 

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