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Table 1 Virus strains used in current study and previous data on ferret pathogenicity.

From: Ferrets develop fatal influenza after inhaling small particle aerosols of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus A/Vietnam/1203/2004 (H5N1)

    Virus pathogenicity
H5N1 virus Virus acronym Clade
and subcladea
Original host (reference) Ferrets (reference)
A/Vietnam/1203/2004 VN/04 1 Highb [21] High [1921]
A/Mongolia/244/2005 MO/05 2.2 Highc [50] Moderate [20]
A/Iraq/207-NAMRU3/2006 IQ/06 2.2 Mildd [39] Unknowne
  1. aBased on the phylogenetic analysis of the HA genes [34].
  2. bFatal in 10-yr-old human male.
  3. cIsolated from dead whooper swan.
  4. dMild illness in 3-yr-old human male.
  5. eNo known previously published data.