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Avian Influenza A H5N1

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Colorized transmission electron micrograph of Avian influenza A H5N1 viruses (seen in gold) grown in MDCK cells (seen in green).
Avian influenza A viruses do not usually infect humans; however, several instances of human infections and outbreaks have been reported since 1997. When such infections occur, public health authorities monitor these situations closely.

Photo Credit: Cynthia Goldsmith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
 

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