Ferrets as Models for Influenza Virus Transmission Studies and Pandemic Risk Assessments

The ferret transmission model is extensively used to assess the pandemic potential of emerging influenza viruses, yet experimental conditions and reported results vary among laboratories. Such variation can be a critical consideration when contextualizing results from independent risk-assessment stu...

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Main Authors: Jessica A. Belser, Wendy Barclay, Ian Barr, Ron A.M. Fouchier, Ryota Matsuyama, Hiroshi Nishiura, Malik Peiris, Charles J. Russell, Kanta Subbarao, Huachen Zhu, Hui-Ling Yen
Format: Article
Published: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2018-06-01
Series:Emerging Infectious Diseases
Online Access:https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/24/6/17-2114_article