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Comparison by studies in squirrel monkeys, chimpanzees, and adult humans of avian-human influenza A virus reassortants derived from different avian influenza virus donors.

Authors
  • M H Snyder
  • M L Clements
  • D Herrington
  • W T London
  • E L Tierney
  • B R Murphy
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1986
Source
PMC
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Abstract

We evaluated the abilities of three different avian influenza A viruses to attenuate the wild-type human influenza A/Korea/1/82 (H3N2) virus in squirrel monkeys, chimpanzees, and adult seronegative human volunteers. Two of these, avian influenza A/Mallard/NY/78 and A/Mallard/Alberta/76 viruses, appeared to be satisfactory donors of attenuating genes for the production of live influenza A reassortant virus vaccines for human use because the reassortants exhibited an acceptable balance between attenuation and immunogenicity.

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