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From where did the 2009 'swine-origin' influenza A virus (H1N1) emerge?

Gibbs, Adrian J; Armstrong, John S; Downie, Jean C


The swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus that appeared in 2009 and was first found in human beings in Mexico, is a reassortant with at least three parents. Six of the genes are closest in sequence to those of H1N2 'triple-reassortant' influenza viruses isolated from pigs in North America around 1999-2000. Its other two genes are from different Eurasian 'avian-like' viruses of pigs; the NA gene is closest to H1N1 viruses isolated in Europe in 1991-1993, and the MP gene is closest to H3N2...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-11-24
Type: Journal article
Source: Virology Journal
DOI: 10.1186/1743-422X-6-207


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