Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus Infections in Humans
From Jeff Layne on October 28th, 2016
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology,
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York Medicine, New York
Dr. Bortz provides a general introduction to influenza and then shares recent research in avian influenza. His area of research is how avian influenza viruses (sometimes referred to as “bird flu”) can infect humans. Dr Bortz notes that all influenza viruses are thought to have originated in avian species. He also explains the composition and life cycles of influenza viruses. His talk is designed to reach a wide audience, as well as those interested in the molecular details of his research.
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Recorded: February 21, 2012