Subclinical Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus Infection in Human, Vietnam
Quynh Le Mai, Peter Horby, Annette Fox, Tran Nguyen Hien, Khanh Le Nguyen Hang, Mai Vu Hoang Phuong, Cong Nguyen Khanh, Menno D de Jong, Rienk E Jeeninga, H Rogier van Doorn, Jeremy Farrar, Heiman FL Wertheim
Emerging Infectious Diseases | CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL | Published : 2013
Laboratory-confirmed cases of subclinical infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus in humans are rare, and the true number of these cases is unknown. We describe the identification of a laboratory-confirmed subclinical case in a woman during an influenza A(H5N1) contact investigation in northern Vietnam.
This work was funded by the Wellcome Trust (UK), the South East Asian Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network (SEAICRN, Vietnam), and the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme under the project "European Management Platform for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious disease Entities" (EMPERIE).