Connecting the study of wild influenza with the potential for pandemic disease.

TitleConnecting the study of wild influenza with the potential for pandemic disease.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsRunstadler J, Hill N, Hussein ITM, Puryear W, Keogh M
JournalInfect Genet Evol
Date Published2013 Jul
KeywordsAnimals, Birds, Environmental Monitoring, Epidemiological Monitoring, Genome, Viral, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Humans, Influenza A virus, Influenza in Birds, Influenza, Human, Pandemics, Public Health Surveillance

<p>Continuing outbreaks of pathogenic (H5N1) and pandemic (SOIVH1N1) influenza have underscored the need to understand the origin, characteristics, and evolution of novel influenza A virus (IAV) variants that pose a threat to human health. In the last 4-5years, focus has been placed on the organization of large-scale surveillance programs to examine the phylogenetics of avian influenza virus (AIV) and host-virus relationships in domestic and wild animals. Here we review the current gaps in wild animal and environmental surveillance and the current understanding of genetic signatures in potentially pandemic strains.</p>

Alternate JournalInfect. Genet. Evol.
PubMed ID23541413
PubMed Central IDPMC3685205
Grant ListHHNSN266200700010C / / NIAAA NIH HHS / United States
HHSN266200700010C / AI / NIAID NIH HHS / United States
HHSN266200700010C / / PHS HHS / United States