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A review of influenza viruses in seals and the implications for public health.
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PMID:  23277445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
With the public health community and general population more concerned with influenza than ever before, it is important to explore all potential vectors for the next pandemic. Potential sources include pinnipeds (seals and sea lions). Between subsistence hunting, managed animals, and shared shoreline habitat, humans are more likely to interact with pinnipeds than any other marine mammal. This paper summarizes documented influenza events and research on Phocidae and Otariidae and discusses the potential challenges they present to public health.
Virginia C White
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  U.S. Army Medical Department journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1524-0436     ISO Abbreviation:  US Army Med Dep J     Publication Date:    2013 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9617037     Medline TA:  US Army Med Dep J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Leavenworth Branch Veterinary Services, Ft Leavenworth, KS.
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