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Influenza A virus infections in land birds, People's Republic of China

Emerging Infectious Diseases

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DOI: 10.3201/eid1410.080169

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Abstract

Water birds are considered the reservoir for avian influenza viruses. We examined this assumption by sampling and real-time reverse transcription-PCR testing of 939 Asian land birds of 153 species. Influenza A infection was found, particularly among migratory species. Surveillance programs for monitoring spread of these viruses need to be redesigned.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Influenza A virus infections in land birds, People's Republic of China
Series title:
Emerging Infectious Diseases
DOI:
10.3201/eid1410.080169
Volume
14
Issue:
10
Year Published:
2008
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Emerging Infectious Diseases
First page:
1644
Last page:
1646
Number of Pages:
3