Influenza A virus subtype H6N1

Influenza A virus subtype H6N1, also known as H6N1, is a subtype of the influenza A virus. It has only infected one person, a woman in Taiwan, who recovered.[1] Known to infect Eurasian teal, it is closely related to subtype H5N1.[2]


  1. Yuan, J.; Zhang, L.; Kan, X.; Jiang, L.; Yang, J.; Guo, Z.; Ren, Q. (2013). "Origin and Molecular Characteristics of a Novel 2013 Avian Influenza A(H6N1) Virus Causing Human Infection in Taiwan". Clinical Infectious Diseases. 57 (9): 1367–1368. doi:10.1093/cid/cit479. PMID 23881153.
  2. Hoffmann, E.; Stech, J.; Leneva, I.; Krauss, S.; Scholtissek, C.; Chin, P. S.; Peiris, M.; Shortridge, K. F.; Webster, R. G. (2000). "Characterization of the Influenza a Virus Gene Pool in Avian Species in Southern China: Was H6N1 a Derivative or a Precursor of H5N1?". Journal of Virology. 74 (14): 6309–6315. doi:10.1128/JVI.74.14.6309-6315.2000. PMC 112136Freely accessible. PMID 10864640.

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