Thursday, September 29, 2005

From the NEJM: Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Infection in Humans

A review from the New England Journal of Medicine:
An unprecedented epizootic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus that is highly pathogenic has crossed the species barrier in Asia to cause many human fatalities and poses an increasing pandemic threat. This summary describes the features of human infection with influenza A (H5N1) and reviews recommendations for prevention and clinical management presented in part at the recent World Health Organization (WHO) Meeting on Case Management and Research on Human Influenza A/H5, which was held in Hanoi, May 10 through 12, 2005. Because many critical questions remain, modifications of these recommendations are likely.
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