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Influenza viruses

Section Editor: Hualan Chen, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China 
Deputy Section Editor: Chengjun Li, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

The Influenza viruses section of Virology Journal will publish articles on all aspects of influenza virus research, including molecular genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, cell biology, immunology, morphology, and pathogenesis. The section will also welcome the case reports of influenza outbreaks in both human and animal populations, and development and evaluation of vaccines and antiviral compounds in humans and animals.​​​​​​​

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  1. Content type: Research

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses pose a potential human health threat as they can be transmitted directly from infected poultry to humans. During a large outbreak of HPAI H7N7 virus among poult...

    Authors: Rineke MC de Jong, Norbert Stockhofe-Zurwieden, Eline S Verheij, Els A de Boer-Luijtze, Saskia JM Ruiter, Olav S de Leeuw and Lisette AHM Cornelissen

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:276

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  2. Content type: Short report

    The current study was conducted to establish animal models (including mouse and ferret) for the novel avian-origin H7N9 influenza virus.

    Authors: Lili Xu, Linlin Bao, Wei Deng, Hua Zhu, Ting Chen, Qi Lv, Fengdi Li, Jing Yuan, Zhiguang Xiang, Kai Gao, Yanfeng Xu, Lan Huang, Yanhong Li, Jiangning Liu, Yanfeng Yao, Pin Yu…

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:253

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  3. Content type: Research

    Serological investigations of swine influenza virus infections and epidemiological conclusions thereof are challenging due to the complex and regionally variable pattern of co-circulating viral subtypes and li...

    Authors: Na Zhao, Elke Lange, Sybille Kubald, Christian Grund, Martin Beer and Timm C Harder

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:246

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  4. Content type: Research

    The genetic basis for avian to mammalian host switching in influenza A virus is largely unknown. The human A/HK/156/1997 (H5N1) virus that transmitted from poultry possesses NS1 gene mutations F103L + M106I th...

    Authors: Samar K Dankar, Elena Miranda, Nicole E Forbes, Martin Pelchat, Ali Tavassoli, Mohammed Selman, Jihui Ping, Jianjun Jia and Earl G Brown

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:243

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  5. Content type: Research

    The endemic H5N1 high pathogenicity avian influenza virus (A/H5N1) in poultry in Egypt continues to cause heavy losses in poultry and poses a significant threat to human health.

    Authors: Elham F El-Zoghby, Mona M Aly, Soad A Nasef, Mohamed K Hassan, Abdel-Satar Arafa, Abdullah A Selim, Shereen G Kholousy, Walid H Kilany, Marwa Safwat, E M Abdelwhab and Hafez M Hafez

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:203

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