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Influenza A Virus, H5N8 Subtype MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Influenza A Virus, H5N8 Subtype
Tree Number(s)
B04.820.480.968.405.400.598
Unique ID
D000071225
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000071225
Annotation
infection: coordinate with INFLUENZA, HUMAN in humans, or INFLUENZA IN BIRDS in birds, or ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS in other animals
Scope Note
A subtype of INFLUENZA A VIRUS that is highly virulent in poultry and wild birds, but shows varying degrees of pathogenicity in mice. The H5N8 virus subtype has a polybasic amino acid motif at the HA cleavage site which explains its pathogenicity in birds, and expresses surface proteins HEMAGGLUTININ 5 and NEURAMINIDASE 8 which are typical of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza viruses.
Entry Term(s)
H5N8 Virus
Previous Indexing
Influenza A virus (2013-2016)
Public MeSH Note
2017
History Note
2017
Date Established
2017/01/01
Date of Entry
2016/07/08
Revision Date
2020/09/02
Influenza A Virus, H5N8 Subtype Preferred
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