Insight into Influenza Viruses of Animals and Humans

  • Sanjay Kapoor
  • Kuldeep Dhama

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sanjay Kapoor, Kuldeep Dhama
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  3. Sanjay Kapoor, Kuldeep Dhama
    Pages 7-13
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    Pages 15-30
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About this book

Introduction

This book provides salient information on all aspects of influenza/flu viruses affecting animals and humans. It specifically reviews the properties and replication of influenza viruses; their evolution and emergence; epidemiology; role of migratory birds in disease transmission; clinical signs in humans, animals, and poultry; pathogenesis and pathogenicity; public health importance and potential threats; diagnosis; prevention and control measures; and pandemic preparedness.

Influenza/flu viruses evolve continuously and jump species causing epidemics as well as pandemics in both human and animals. During the past 150 years, various strains of influenza virus like the Spanish flu, Asian flu, Hong Kong flu, bird flu, and swine flu were responsible for high mortality in humans as well as birds. High mutation rates, antigenic shifts, drifts, reassortment phenomena, and the development of antiviral drug resistance all contribute to ineffective chemotherapy and vaccines against influenza viruses. Due to their devastating nature, high zoonotic implications, and high mortality in humans and poultry, they have a severe impact on the socioeconomic status of countries. Disease awareness, rapid and accurate diagnosis, surveillance, strict biosecurity, timely adoption of appropriate preventive and control measures, and pandemic preparedness are crucial to help in decreasing virus transmission, thus reducing clinical cases, deaths, and pandemic threats.

Keywords

Pandemia avain, human and swine influenza bird flu influenza viruses pathogenicity and pathogenesis of influenza viruses prevention & control of influenza viruses

Authors and affiliations

  • Sanjay Kapoor
    • 1
  • Kuldeep Dhama
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary MicrobiologyLLR University of Veterinary and Animal SciencesHisarIndia
  2. 2.Division of PathologyIndian Veterinary Research InstituteIzatnagarIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05512-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05511-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05512-1
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