(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Breeding influenza : the political virology of offshore farming

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WALLACE R.G. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, ETATS-UNIS


The geographic extent and clinical course of influenza (bird flu strain), suggest the virus is an excellent candidate for a pandemic infection. The A. reviews phylogeographic properties, including mechanisms for its evolving virulence. These are integrated with the political economies of agribusiness and global finance. An effort is made to explain why H5N1 emerged in southern China in 1997. Influenza seems able to integrate selection pressures imposed by human production across continental distances, an integration any analysis of the virus should assimilate in turn


Article of periodic

published at : Antipode / ISSN 0066-4812

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 41, no5 [pp. 916-951]

Bibliographic references : 8 p.



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