Friday, July 11, 2014

WER: Update On Human Cases Of Influenza At Human-Animal Interface

H5N1 activity by year – Credit WER



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This week the World Health Organization’s Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) is devoted to a detailed review of human infections by novel (swine & avian) flu viruses over the course of 2013.

As in the past, a good deal of time is spent on the H5N1 virus, but last year also saw the emergence of a new contender for the dominant avian flu throne – H7N9 -  the return of H3N2v and H1N1v swine variant flu viruses, a smattering of H7 cases, H9N2, and the surprise human infections from H6N1 and H10N8 detected in Taiwan and China.


The formatting of the WER is such that it is far more practical for you to download and read the PDF file than for me to try to reproduce it here, so I’ll simply provide a link.


Human cases of influenza at the human–animal interface, 2013

11 July 2014, vol. 89, 28 (pp. 309–320) 11 July 2014

Issues of the WER are in Adobe™ Acrobat™ portable document format (.pdf). To view the WER, the programme Acrobat Reader is required.

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