First Report of Human Infection with a Wild Avian Influenza A H6N1 Virus

November 14, 2013

In an early online publication appearing in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, researcher Sung-Hsi Wei MD, and colleagues report on the clinical presentation, contact and environmental investigations of a patient infected with avian influenza A H6N1 virus.

While this virus is one of the most common viruses isolated from wild and domestic avian species, human infection with this virus has not been previously reported.

To read an abstract from The Lancet, CLICK HERE.