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. 2018 Jan;28(1):1-2.
doi: 10.1038/cr.2017.154. Epub 2017 Dec 1.

Avian Influenza H7N9 Viruses: A Rare Second Warning

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Avian Influenza H7N9 Viruses: A Rare Second Warning

Kanta Subbarao. Cell Res. .
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Avian influenza A H7N9 viruses that emerged in China in 2013 have reappeared each year, causing more than 1 600 severe human infections. As these viruses have evolved in nature, they have gained some and can gain additional virulence determinants that enhance their risk for humans, underlining the urgent need to control and eradicate H7N9 viruses in China.

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