Asian flu of Written By: Asian flu of , also called Asian flu pandemic of , outbreak of influenza that was first identified in February in East Asia and that subsequently spread to .
The "Asian Flu" was a category 2 flu pandemic outbreak of avian influenza that originated in China in early lasting until It originated from mutation in wild ducks combining with a pre-existing human strain. The virus was first identified in Guizhou..
Jan 02, · Pandemic (H2N2 virus) In February , a new influenza A (H2N2) virus emerged in East Asia, triggering a pandemic (“Asian Flu”). This H2N2 virus was comprised of three different genes from an H2N2 virus that originated from an avian influenza A virus, including the H2 hemagglutinin and the N2 neuraminidase genes.
Asian Flu ( influenza pandemic) There was a second wave in , and H2N2 went on to become part of the regular wave of seasonal flu. In , the H2N2 Asian flu disappeared from the human population and is believed to have gone extinct in the wild. Vials of H2N2 influenza remain in laboratories across the world.