First case of human infection with new bird flu virus is confirmedBMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6862 (Published 14 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6862
- Jacqui Wise
Scientists have reported that a 20 year old woman in Taiwan was infected with the wild avian influenza A H6N1 virus and said that this highlighted the need to be prepared for any possible future pandemic of avian flu.
The previously healthy woman presented to hospital with flu-like symptoms and shortness of breath in May 2013. She was treated with oseltamivir and has since recovered, said the report in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine.1
A genetic analysis of throat swab samples …