Transmission of influenza a in families

Stephen S.S. Teo*, Joanna Ellis, Celia Aitken, Robert Booy

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    We conducted a prospective, nested study using nucleotide sequencing to examine influenza positive respiratory samples in families for genetic homology in the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase genes. Influenza A H3N2 viruses from 3 families had identical, family specific, HA1 nucleotide sequences. Sequences among these families were genetically heterogeneous. A 4th family was distinguished by sequencing of the influenza neuraminidase gene.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)645-647
    Number of pages3
    JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

    Bibliographical note

    Funding Information:
    Supported by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Huntercombe Lane South, Taplow, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 0PH, United Kingdom.


    • Families
    • Influenza
    • Sequences
    • Transmission


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