H2N2 is a subtype of the influenza A virus.H2N2 has mutated into various strains including the Asian flu strain (now extinct in the wild), H3N2, and various strains found in birds.It is also suspected of causing a human pandemic in 1889. The geographic spreading of the 1889 Russian flu Class: Insthoviricetes. Asian flu: A pandemic of influenza A (H2N2) in 1957-58. First identified in China in late February 1957, the Asian flu spread to the United States by June 1957 where it caused about 70,000 deaths. Also known as Asian influenza. Immunity to this strain of influenza A (H2N2) was rare in people less than 65 years of age, and a pandemic was predicted.Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR.
The "Asian Flu" was a category 2 flu pandemic outbreak of avian influenza that originated in China in early 1956 lasting until 1958. It originated from a mutation in wild ducks combining with a pre-existing human strain. The virus was first identified in Guizhou. Asian highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N1) virus occurs mainly in birds and is highly contagious among them. HPAI Asian H5N1 is especially deadly for poultry. The virus was first detected in 1996 in geese in China. Asian H5N1 was first detected in humans in 1997 during a poultry outbreak in Hong Kong and has since been detected in poultry and wild birds in more than 50 countries in.
Feb 20, 2017 · The outbreak began on Feb 12, killing 2,000 of 6,160 susceptible birds, with the surviving ones culled to control the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, an H5N1 outbreak struck backyard birds in Bac Lieu province in southern Vietnam, the OIE said yesterday in a report. The event began on Feb 14, killing 400 of 2,785 birds in the area. FAO Asian ASF Update (Aug 2nd) Vietnam, meanwhile, has reported the loss of an additional 700,000 pigs during the same 30 days, while North Korea has remained completely silent since their first reported outbreak in May. Avian Flu anywhere in Asia or Egypt, or MERS in the Middle East, it is always difficult to know whether a lack of Author: Michael Coston.