Influenza Virus: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Chantal J. Snoeck*, Nancy A. Gerloff, Radu I. Tanasa, F. Xavier Abad, Claude P. Muller

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This chapter describes the characteristics, pathogenicity and epidemiology of the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus spreading from Asia throughout Middle East, Europe, and Africa. Obstacles to eradication are discussed as well as the pandemic potential of highly pathogenic strains that scare scientists and public health agencies. The emergence and spread of highly pathogenic H5N1 virus highlights the need to monitor the circulation of influenza A viruses in a wide range of species.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBSL3 and BSL4 Agents
Subtitle of host publicationEpidemiology, Microbiology, and Practical Guidelines
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9783527317158
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2012


  • Avian influenza virus
  • Characteristics
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolution
  • H5N1
  • Pathogenesis


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