C Buxton Bridges et al.
The Journal of infectious diseases, 181(1), 344-348 (1999-12-23)
The first outbreak of avian influenza A (H5N1) occurred among humans in Hong Kong in 1997. To estimate the risk of person-to-person transmission, a retrospective cohort study was conducted to compare the prevalence of H5N1 antibody among health care workers...
K F Shortridge et al.
Virology, 252(2), 331-342 (1999-01-08)
The transmission of avian H5N1 influenza viruses to 18 humans in Hong Kong in 1997 with six deaths established that avian influenza viruses can transmit to and cause lethal infection in humans. This report characterizes the antigenic and biological properties...
D J Alexander
Veterinary microbiology, 74(1-2), 3-13 (2000-05-09)
Only type A influenza viruses are known to cause natural infections in birds, but viruses of all 15 haemagglutinin and all nine neuraminidase influenza A subtypes in the majority of possible combinations have been isolated from avian species. Influenza A...
Mortality associated with influenza and respiratory syncytial virus in the United States
Thompson WW, et al
Journal of the American Medical Association, 289, 179-186 (2003)