Journal article

Avian influenza in the Greater Mekong Subregion, 2003-2018

Annika Suttie, Erik A Karlsson, Yi-Mo Deng, Aeron C Hurt, Andrew R Greenhill, Ian G Barr, Philippe Dussart, Paul F Horwood

Infection, Genetics and Evolution | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019


The persistent circulation of avian influenza viruses (AIVs) is an ongoing problem for many countries in South East Asia, causing large economic losses to both the agricultural and health sectors. This review analyses AIV diversity, evolution and the risk of AIV emergence in humans in countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS): Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam (excluding China). The analysis was based on AIV sequencing data, serological studies, published journal articles and AIV outbreak reports available from January 2003 to December 2018. All countries of the GMS have suffered losses due repeated outbreaks of highly pathogenic (HP) H5N1 that has also caused human cases i..

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