Complete genome sequence of a novel H4N1 influenza virus isolated from a pig in central china

Yong Hu, Xiaokun Liu, Shuyun Li, Xuebo Guo, Ying Yang, Meilin Jin

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Abstract

Pigs are proposed to be "mixing vessel" hosts that can produce genetically novel reassortant viruses with pandemic potential. The appearance of any novel influenza viruses among pigs should pose concerns for human health. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of a novel H4N1 influenza virus [A/Swine/HuBei/06/2009(H4N1)] isolated from a pig in Central China in 2009. The genomic sequence analysis indicates that this virus is a wholly avian-original influenza virus. Each gene may come from different avian influenza viruses outside mainland China, suggesting the role of migratory birds in the dispersal of influenza virus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13879
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Virology
Volume86
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

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