Emerging Influenza Strains in the Last Two Decades: A Threat of a New Pandemic?
AbstractIn the last 20 years, novel non-seasonal influenza viruses have emerged, most of which have originated from birds. Despite their apparent inability to cause pandemics, with the exception of H1N1 swine influenza virus, these viruses still constitute a constant threat to public health. While general concern has decreased after the peak of the H5N1 virus, in recent years several novel reassorted influenza viruses (e.g., H7N9, H9N2, H10N8) have jumped the host-species barrier and are under surveillance by the scientific community and public health systems. It is still unclear whether these viruses can actually cause pandemics or just isolated episodes. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of old and novel potential pandemic strains of recent decades. View Full-Text
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Trombetta, C.; Piccirella, S.; Perini, D.; Kistner, O.; Montomoli, E. Emerging Influenza Strains in the Last Two Decades: A Threat of a New Pandemic? Vaccines 2015, 3, 172-185.
Trombetta C, Piccirella S, Perini D, Kistner O, Montomoli E. Emerging Influenza Strains in the Last Two Decades: A Threat of a New Pandemic? Vaccines. 2015; 3(1):172-185.Chicago/Turabian Style
Trombetta, Claudia; Piccirella, Simona; Perini, Daniele; Kistner, Otfried; Montomoli, Emanuele. 2015. "Emerging Influenza Strains in the Last Two Decades: A Threat of a New Pandemic?" Vaccines 3, no. 1: 172-185.