Ferreting out pandemic H1N1 pathogenicity; Building a better mousetrap and H5N1 virus.

Thus far, H1N1 has exhibited moderate pathogenicity while proving efficient at transmission and replication. H5N1 by contrast is highly pathogenic, but has not evidenced capacity for sustained human-to-human transmission. This has been the human experience. It stands to reason, we would expect to see similar results when H1N1 is tested (in vivo) in other mammals.

No mice, ferrets or monkeys were harmed in the making of this post.

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CIDRAP: Study yields highly pathogenic avian, human flu virus mix
J Inf Disease: Severity of Pneumonia Due to New H1N1 Influenza Virus in Ferrets Is Intermediate between That Due to Seasonal H1N1 Virus and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 Virus
J Virol: Pathogenesis of Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) and Triple-Reassortant Swine Influenza A (H1) Viruses in Mice.
PNAS: Reassortment between avian H5N1 and human H3N2 influenza viruses creates hybrid viruses with substantial virulence
UW Madison: A new, highly detailed study of the H1N1 flu virus shows that the pathogen is more virulent than previously thought

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