Reassortant Highly Pathogenic Influenza A(H5N6) Virus in Laos.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Mar;21(3):511-6.
Wong FY, Phommachanh P, Kalpravidh W, Chanthavisouk C, Gilbert J, Bingham J, Davies KR, Cooke J, Eagles D, Phiphakhavong S, Shan S, Stevens V, Williams DT, Bounma P, Khambounheuang B, Morrissy C, Douangngeun B, Morzaria S.
In March 2014, avian influenza in poultry in Laos was caused by an emergent influenza A(H5N6) virus. Genetic analysis indicated that the virus had originated from reassortment of influenza A(H5N1) clade 126.96.36.199b, variant clade 2.3.4, and influenza A(H6N6) viruses that circulate broadly in duck populations in southern and eastern China.
Outbreaks of Avian Influenza A (H5N2), (H5N8), and (H5N1) Among Birds – United States, December 2014-January 2015. Estimates of the reproduction number for seasonal, pandemic, and zoonotic influenza: a systematic review of the literature.