Avian influenza A viruses (AIVs) pose a threat to global health because of their sporadic zoonotic transmission and potential to cause pandemics. Genomic surveillance of AIVs has become a powerful, cost-effective approach for studying virus transmission, evolution, and dissemination, and has the potential to inform outbreak control efforts and policies.

Original publication

DOI

10.1186/s13073-018-0560-3

Type

Journal article

Journal

Genome medicine

Publication Date

27/06/2018

Volume

10

Addresses

State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China. ttylam@hku.hk.