Clin Exp Vaccine Res.  2017 Jul;6(2):95-103. 10.7774/cevr.2017.6.2.95.

Recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses in South Korea

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  • 1Infectious Disease Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Daejeon, Korea. syoon@kribb.re.kr
  • 2University of Science and Technology (UST), Daejeon, Korea.

Abstract

Outbreaks of H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (HPAIVs) have caused economic loss for the poultry industry and posed a threat to public health. In South Korea, novel reassortants of HPAIVs such as H5N6 and H5N8 had been circulating in poultry. Here, we will discuss the identity of recent novel reassortants of Korean H5 HPAIVs and the recent advances in vaccine development, which will be useful for controlling HPAIV transmission in poultry and for effectively preventing future epidemics and pandemics.

Keyword

Avian influenza; H5N1 subtype; H5N6 subtype; H5N8 subtype; Epidemiology; Vaccines
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