2. Influenza Virus Infections

  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén3,4,
  2. J. Paul Duff5 and
  3. Anna Meredith6
  1. Leslie A. Reperant DVM, PhD1,
  2. Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus DVM, PhD2 and
  3. Thijs Kuiken DVM, PhD, DACVP2

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch2

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

How to Cite

Reperant, L. A., Osterhaus, A. D. M. E. and Kuiken, T. (2012) Influenza Virus Infections, in Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe (eds D. Gavier-Widén, J. P. Duff and A. Meredith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 3

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 4

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 5

    Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (AHVLA) Diseases of Wildlife Scheme, Penrith, UK

  4. 6

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department of Virology Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Department of Virology, Erasmus MC, and Artemis Research Institute for Wildlife Health in Europe, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199056

Online ISBN: 9781118342442



  • influenza virus infections;
  • influenza A, B, C viruses and family Orthomyxoviridae;
  • LPAIV, intestinal tract infection in poultry;
  • avian influenza A viruses, poultry pathogenicity;
  • HPAIV H5N1, wide avian host range;
  • LPAIV prevalence, geographical/seasonal variations;
  • LPAIV/HPAIV H5N1 in wild birds, transmission/tissue tropism;
  • HPAIV H5N1 infection in wild birds, necrosis/inflammation in species;
  • AIV infection in humans, and mild clinical disease;
  • HPAIV H5N1 infection in humans, rare, causing severe pneumonia


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Avian Influenza

  • Influenza in Aquatic Mammals

  • Influenza in Other Species

  • References