Novel and Variant Influenza A Viruses
Flu viruses constantly change and mutate. Novel and variant influenza A viruses can infect and cause severe respiratory illness in humans. These influenza viruses are different from currently circulating human influenza A virus subtypes and include influenza viruses from predominantly avian and swine origin.
In recent years, human infections with highly pathogenic influenza A (H1N1, H5N1, H5N2, H7N3, and now H7N9), and variant influenza A (H3N2v and H1N2v) viruses have been reported.
Novel Influenza A (H1N1, H5N1, H5N2, H7N9)
- Novel Influenza A (H1N1, H5N1, H5N2, H7N9)
New (novel) and highly pathogenic influenza A viruses have the potential to cause a pandemic if the virus were to change to become easily and sustainably spread from person-to-person.
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Variant Influenza A (H3N2v and H1N2v)
- Variant Influenza A (H3N2v, H1N2v)
Variant influenza A H3N2 virus does not usually infect people but occur in pigs, and are very different from human seasonal H3N2 viruses. Similarly, the variant influenza A H1N2 virus strain is different from the human seasonal H1N2 virus.
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