Journal review: Analysis of Swan H5N8 Avian Influenza in Holy Lake of Shanxi Province and the Current Virus Lingeage of H5 Subtype Avian Influenza

During the December 2016, a HPAIV H5N8 outbreak in wild whooper swans was reported in Shanxi province. A recent publication by Chinese researchers revealed the high homology between the isolated viral strain and the prevalent H5N8 viruses after genome sequencing and analysis.The publication suggested the complexity of the global H5 subtype avian influenza epidemic was created by the continuous evolution of the virus, increasing the difficulty of its prevention and control, and the vaccine needs to be updated accordingly.


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