Although we are acquainted with the influenza A (H1N1) and types such as H5N1 or H3N2, there are other influenza variants that infect humans and cause us concern.
The influenza H7 comprises various lineages, H7N7, H7N3 and H7N2 are those who knowingly infect humans. Some lineages are not very pathogenic (LPAI) and others highly pathogenic (HPAI), [...]
Vincent Racaniello is a professor at the Microbiology department in Columbia University. He is extremely engaged with scientific disclosure on virology. Racaniello is also one of the authors of the book “Principles of Virology” and he could not continue transmitting such content only in books.
His blog, Virology, contains regular texts [...]
Where do the name H1N1 and all the other names come from? What determines the number of H and N?
Established by WHO in1980 , the nomenclature of Influenza A consists of: type of host, in case the virus has not been isolated from humans; geographical region of origin; number of lineage; year of isolation and; [...]
PLoS, Public Library of Science, has just announced PLoS Currents: Influenza. It is a partnership among NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information), Google and PLoS, a blog structure hosted by Google Knol. It is a kind of blog and wiki, a site nurtured by content produced by the users but [...]