Novel H5N6 reassortants bearing the clade HA gene of H5N8 virus have been detected in poultry and caused multiple human infections in China

Wenli Gu, Jianzhong Shi, Pengfei Cui, Cheng Yan, Yaping Zhang, Congcong Wang, Yuancheng Zhang, Xin Xing, Xianying Zeng, Liling Liu, Guobin Tian, Yasuo Suzuki, Chengjun Li, Guohua Deng & Hualan Chen
The globally circulating H5N8 avian influenza viruses bearing the clade hemagglutinin (HA) gene are responsible for the loss of more than 33 million domestic poultry since January 2020. Moreover, the H5N8 viruses have reassorted with other avian influenza viruses and formed H5N1, H5N2, H5N3, H5N4, and H5N5 viruses in Europe, Africa, and North America. In this study, we analyzed 15 H5N6 viruses isolated from poultry and seven H5N6 viruses isolated from humans, and found...
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