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Pigs and avian influenza viruses: susceptibility and significance for interspecies transmission

(2009)
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Influenza A viruses infect humans and animals as diverse as pigs, horses, seals, ferrets and a variety of wild and domestic bird species. For decades, pigs were believed to be uniquely susceptible to influenza viruses of both human and avian origin, and were hypothesized to act as mixing vessels in which avian and human viruses could reassort, generating novel influenza virus subtypes with pandemic potential. Although this theory has been suggested to explain the emergence of the 1957 and 1968 human pandemic influenza viruses, it has never been proven and recent research findings pose serious questions on its credibility.
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Avian Influenza, heterosubtypic immunity, susceptibility, Pigs

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De Vleeschauwer, Annebel. 2009. “Pigs and Avian Influenza Viruses: Susceptibility and Significance for Interspecies Transmission”. Merelbeke, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
APA
De Vleeschauwer, A. (2009). Pigs and avian influenza viruses: susceptibility and significance for interspecies transmission. Ghent University. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Merelbeke, Belgium.
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De Vleeschauwer A. Pigs and avian influenza viruses: susceptibility and significance for interspecies transmission. [Merelbeke, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine; 2009.
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De Vleeschauwer, Annebel. “Pigs and Avian Influenza Viruses: Susceptibility and Significance for Interspecies Transmission.” 2009 : n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {Influenza A viruses infect humans and animals as diverse as pigs, horses, seals, ferrets and a variety of wild and domestic bird species. For decades, pigs were believed to be uniquely susceptible to influenza viruses of both human and avian origin, and were hypothesized to act as mixing vessels in which avian and human viruses could reassort, generating novel influenza virus subtypes with pandemic potential. Although this theory has been suggested to explain the emergence of the 1957 and 1968 human pandemic influenza viruses, it has never been proven and recent research findings pose serious questions on its credibility.},
  author       = {De Vleeschauwer, Annebel},
  isbn         = {9789058641953},
  keyword      = {Avian Influenza,heterosubtypic immunity,susceptibility,Pigs},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {173},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Pigs and avian influenza viruses: susceptibility and significance for interspecies transmission},
  year         = {2009},
}