Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Antibodies in Poultry Cullers, South Korea, 2003–2004
Published Date:Jun 2012
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 18(6):986-988.
Agricultural Workers' Diseases
Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype
Influenza In Birds
Republic Of Korea
Description:Transmission of influenza (H5N1) virus from birds to humans is a serious public health threat. In South Korea, serologic investigation among 2,512 poultry workers exposed during December 2003-March 2004 to poultry with confirmed or suspected influenza (H5N1) virus infection found antibodies in 9. Frequency of bird-to-human transmission was low.
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