Influenza A virus subtype H10N7

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H10N7 is a subtype of the species Influenza A virus (sometimes called bird flu virus). In 2004 in Egypt, H10N7 was reported for the first time in humans. It caused illness in two one-year old infants, residents of Ismaillia, Egypt; one child’s father a poultry merchant.[1]

The first reported H10N7 outbreak in the US occurred in Minnesota on two turkey farms in 1979 and on a third in 1980. "The clinical signs ranged from severe, with a mortality rate as high as 31%, to subclinical. Antigenically indistinguishable viruses were isolated from healthy mallards on a pond adjacent to the turkey farms".[2]

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  1. ^ "EID Weekly Updates - Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas". Pan American Health Organization. 2004-05-07. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 
  2. ^ Karunakaran D, Hinshaw V, Poss P, Newman J, Halvorson D (1983). "Influenza A outbreaks in Minnesota turkeys due to subtype H10N7 and possible transmission by waterfowl". Avian Dis. (American Association of Avian Pathologists, Inc.) 27 (2): 357–66. doi:10.2307/1590162. JSTOR 1590162. PMID 6870718. 

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