Intercontinental spread of asian-origin H5N8 to North America through Beringia by migratory birds

Journal of Virology
By: , and 

Links

Abstract

Phylogenetic network analysis and understanding of waterfowl migration patterns suggest the Eurasian H5N8 clade 2.3.4.4 avian influenza virus emerged in late 2013 in China, spread in early 2014 to South Korea and Japan, and reached Siberia and Beringia by summer 2014 via migratory birds. Three genetically distinct subgroups emerged and subsequently spread along different flyways during fall 2014 into Europe, North America, and East Asia, respectively. All three subgroups reappeared in Japan, a wintering site for waterfowl from Eurasia and parts of North America.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Intercontinental spread of asian-origin H5N8 to North America through Beringia by migratory birds
Series title Journal of Virology
DOI 10.1128/JVI.00728-15
Volume 89
Issue 12
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher American Society for Microbiology
Publisher location Baltimore, MD
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 4 p.
First page 6521
Last page 6524
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N