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The complexity of human infected AIV H5N6 isolated from China

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, October 2016
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The complexity of human infected AIV H5N6 isolated from China
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12879-016-1932-1
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Zhijie Zhang, Rui Li, Lufang Jiang, Chenglong Xiong, Yue Chen, Genming Zhao, Qingwu Jiang


Novel avian influenza viruses (AIVs) of H7N9, H10N8, and H5N6 are currently circulating in China's poultry flocks, occasionally infecting human and other mammals. Human infected AIV H5N6 in China during 2014-2015 is believed to be a triple reassortant originated from H6N6 and two clades of H5 viruses. The current report suggests that its reassortment history is more complicated. Genomes of human infected isolates of AIV H5N6 were searched from the NCBI Influenza Virus Sequence Database and the Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data. Sequences shared high identities with each segment of their genomes were obtained through the Basic Local Alignment Search Tool. Alignments were done by mafft-7.037-win32 program; 8 large-scale and then 8 gradually converged phylogenetic trees were constructed by using MEGA5.1/5.2/6.0 Software. The events that each segment of the genomes of human infected AIV H5N6 isolates circulated in China had evolved into its current status might have happened before 2013, and so were they then reassorted into the epidemic AIV H5N6. A/Guangzhou/39715/2014(H5N6) and A/Sichuan/26221/2014(H5N6) had their six internal segments (PB2, PB1, PA, NP, NEP, and M) in common, and were reassorted from AIVs H5N1 in the same period and same region as that of HA, while A/Yunnan/0127/2015(H5N6) derived its six internal segments from AIV H9N2 that has been prevalent in Eastern China since 2008. AIV H5N6 isolates established from both human and poultry in China during 2014-2015 were heterogeneous; both AIVs H5N1 and H9N2 were involved in the reassortment of AIV H5N6 in China.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 3%
Unknown 30 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 19%
Student > Bachelor 5 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Student > Master 4 13%
Other 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 8 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 13%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 9 29%

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