Animal Models in Influenza Research

Johanneke D Hemmink, Catherine J Whittaker, Holly A Shelton

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Animal model systems for human and animal influenza virus infection and transmission have been established to address research questions which cannot be addressed using in vitro models. Several animal models have been established, such as mice, guinea pig, ferret, pig, poultry, nonhuman primates, and others. Each animal model has its own strength and weaknesses, which should be taken into consideration to select the appropriate animal model to use. This chapter will describe standard protocols relevant for in vivo experiment, including procedures required prior to the start of the animal experiment and sample processing. The animal models described in this chapter are mice, guinea pigs, ferrets, pigs, and chickens.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInfluenza Virus
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4939-8678-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-4939-8677-4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

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