Toward a unified nomenclature system for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1).


Journal Article

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus (H5N1) has appeared in >60 countries and continues to evolve and diversify at a concerning rate. Because different names have been used to describe emerging lineages of the virus, this study describes a unified nomenclature system to facilitate discussion and comparison of subtype H5N1 lineages.

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Cited Authors

  • WHO/OIE/FAO H5N1 Evolution Working Group,

Published Date

  • July 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 7

Start / End Page

  • e1 -

PubMed ID

  • 18598616

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18598616

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1080-6059

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1080-6040

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid1407.071681


  • eng