Hi Les:

Thank you again for expert comment.

I’d thought all the H5N1 forms causing trouble were broadly Z, and traced to Guangdong goose 1996 (then HK in 97).
Clearly too simplistic – and maybe I should again read the genotype Z paper and some more, inc one I’ve some memories you co-authored.

Google search, and about 88,700 results for “sims h5n1”; include (for others who read this thread):
Origin and evolution of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in Asia (summary available to all)
Reassortants of H5N1 Influenza Viruses Recently Isolated from Aquatic Poultry in Hong Kong SAR (summary)
Avian Influenza in Hong Kong 1997–2002 (summary)
An Update on Avian Influenza in Hong Kong 2002 (summary)


Post edited by: martin, at: 2005/11/24 09:49