Reinforcing control efforts amid outbreak of avian influenza in China
A resurgent outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza that can be lethal for humans underscores the need for robust and rapid detection and response systems ...
Influenza in the US and Avian Influenza Infections Rise in ChinaInfectious Disease Special Issue, 20 Mar
Influenza activity in the United States has decreased but remained elevated, according to the CDC. The agency has tested more than 600,000 specimens since Oct. 2, 2016, of which 85,381 were positive; 81.5% were influenza A and 18.5% were influenza B.
Reassortment of Influenza A Viruses in Wild Birds in Alaska before H5 Clade 126.96.36.199 OutbreaksCDC EID, April 2017
Sampling of mallards in Alaska during September 2014–April 2015 identified low pathogenic avian influenza A virus (subtypes H5N2 and H1N1) that shared ancestry with highly pathogenic reassortant H5N2 and H5N1 viruses.