Extensive Mammalian Ancestry of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus
Published Date:Feb 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(2):314-317.
Hemagglutinin Glycoproteins, Influenza Virus
Infectivity And Transmission In Avian Species
Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009
Description:We demonstrate that the novel pandemic influenza (H1N1) viruses have human virus-like receptor specificity and can no longer replicate in aquatic waterfowl, their historic natural reservoir. The biological properties of these viruses are consistent with those of their phylogenetic progenitors, indicating longstanding adaptation to mammals.
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