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

Emerging Infectious Diseases
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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.

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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
Publisher Centers for Disease Control and Provention
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 3 p.
First page 1644
Last page 1646
Country China
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