One health, multiple challenges: the inter-species transmission of influenza A virus

Short, Kirsty R., Richard, Mathilde, Verhagen, Josanne H., van Riel, Debby, Schrauwen, Eefje J. A., van den Brand, Judith M. A., Manz, Benjamin, Bodewes, Rogier and Herfst, Sander (2015) One health, multiple challenges: the inter-species transmission of influenza A virus. One Health, 1 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.onehlt.2015.03.001

Author Short, Kirsty R.
Richard, Mathilde
Verhagen, Josanne H.
van Riel, Debby
Schrauwen, Eefje J. A.
van den Brand, Judith M. A.
Manz, Benjamin
Bodewes, Rogier
Herfst, Sander
Title One health, multiple challenges: the inter-species transmission of influenza A virus
Journal name One Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2352-7714
Publication date 2015-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.onehlt.2015.03.001
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 1
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Influenza A viruses are amongst the most challenging viruses that threaten both human and animal health. Influenza A viruses are unique in many ways. Firstly, they are unique in the diversity of host species that they infect. This includes waterfowl (the original reservoir), terrestrial and aquatic poultry, swine, humans, horses, dog, cats, whales, seals and several other mammalian species. Secondly, they are unique in their capacity to evolve and adapt, following crossing the species barrier, in order to replicate and spread to other individuals within the new species. Finally, they are unique in the frequency of inter-species transmission events that occur. Indeed, the consequences of novel influenza virus strain in an immunologically naïve population can be devastating. The problems that influenza A viruses present for human and animal health are numerous. For example, influenza A viruses in humans represent a major economic and disease burden, whilst the poultry industry has suffered colossal damage due to repeated outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses. This review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of influenza A viruses by shedding light on interspecies virus transmission and summarising the current knowledge regarding how influenza viruses can adapt to a new host.
Keyword Influenza A viruses
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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